Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Name: Evodia
Year: 2008 Altovinum
Vintner: Unknown
Grape: 100% Granache (Garnacha)
Estate Bottled: No
Country of Origin: Spain
Imported by: European Cellars, LLC, Charlotte, NC
Price: $11.00

Info of Note on Bottle: 
Custom Cuvee for Eric Solomon at European Cellars
Old Vines up to 100 Years Old
Mountain village of Atea, Spain

P & P Tasting Notes:
Good smooth Granache varietal. Drinkable with or without food. Have served with both chicken/pork dishes as well as some casual beef dishes. It feels low tannin, mildly spicy, earthy with a fruitiness that isn't overpowering. It has a nice finish that doesn't disappear as many others do in this price point.

Further information on this grape...
"Used as a component in some Northern Rhône reds, nearly exclusively for Rhône rosés and as the primary component in nearly all Southern Rhône red blends, Grenache is probably most notable as the base varietal for Chateauneuf du Pape, Cotes du Rhône and Gigondas. In spite of its fame coming from French wines, Spain is most likely this grape's origin." -

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