About This Wine
Until about 10 years ago, Spanish wines flew under the radar in the United States.
Some very good wines were being made by Spanish winemakers, but not much of it found its way to U.S. shores. Then, just after the turn of the millennium, a bottling called “Tres Picos” arrived, and things began to change. Suddenly, the wine-drinking public was taking notice of Spanish wines.
The trend continues to this day, and “Tres Picos” remains among the standard-bearers. The 2009 “Tres Picos” Garnacha (the Spanish name for France’s Grenache grape) was crafted from grapes grown on vines that are between 35 and 40 years old, planted at altitudes from 600 to 700 feet above sea level.
The wine is quite sleek and exhibits plenty of personality, from its engaging floral and fruitful aroma to its enticingly spicy finish. It’s a tasty example of modern Spanish winemaking — a closely held “secret” in America for far too long.
Second most widely planted grape in the world. High in alcohol, with strawberry, raspberry, peppery fruit and herb flavors. Often used in blending.
- Grape Composition:100% Garnacha (a.k.a. Grenache)
- Grape Source:Campo de Borja, Spain
- Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Strawberry, Plum, Leather, Vanilla, Cherry Cola and Cracked Pepper
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks and French Oak Barriques
- When to Drink:Now Through 2017
- Food Pairing Suggestionsteak with a spice rub, or Spanish tapas.