Ignacio Marin, Vida Essentia Garnacha, DO Cariñena, Spain, 2020
Blessed with an abundance of sunshine that is tempered by the strong Cierzo wind that flows through the Ebro Valley, cooling the vines and the people alike, the Ignacio Marin family have deep roots in the Cariñena region.
With a winemaking heritage stretching back centuries that is matched by a generation long devotion to Garnacha they take the abiding view, cherishing the old vines they tend, eschewing the modern day pressures to grub them up. Upon that long held belief and resolute defiance their reputation has been built. They strive to create wines of incredible value and varietal character true to their quiet corner of Spain.
Produced from 25 year old Garnacha vines, grown in the regions stony, limestone soils.
Grapes are gently pressed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel before ageing in old American and French oak for 3 months.
Time: 3 Months
Type: French and American Oak
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None
Beautifully fleshy Garnacha with elegant, smooth tannins and fresh raspberry, black cherry fruit, with a subtle hint of mocha through to the finish.
A truly versatile red wine, try with rice dishes, lighter meat, salmon and can even handle a little spice.
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