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Barón de Ley Varietales Garnacha 2019

Barón de Ley Varietales Garnacha

2019

£14.90

/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti15.0%

The wine

Barón de Ley offers us, with its range of single varietal wines, the chance to get to know individually four of Rioja's most common varieties: the Maturana, an indigenous grape now almost extinct; the Graciano, a grape of gracefulness and distinction; the Tempranillo, the Rioja grape par excellence; and the Garnacha, the most sensual and exuberant Mediterranean grape, and showcased in this wine.

At the moment among Rioja wines, we're still coming across very few single varietal Garnachas, yet they have a growing number of keen admirers. Combining the Rioja terroir and the fine qualities of this sunny Mediterranean, red-fruit grape produces delicious results. Here you have a prime example: an honest, floral and very fresh Garnacha, which undergoes a short and very respectful ageing, just six months in large French oak casks; a non-ostentatious, thoroughly likeable Garnacha with a freshness and woodland character that makes us describe it as halfway between an Atlantic and a Mediterranean, a Garnacha with sea and mountain influences. An elaborate piece at a fantastic price.

What does this wine taste like?

The Barón de Ley Garnacha is more than just a pleasant wine, it's extremely pleasurable and complete, both on the nose and palate. Modest, but firm and authentic. It offers a combination of wild countryside herbs and damp leaves with smoky hints, saline touches and ripe, yet still smooth, red fruit — cherries, plums and raspberries. It definitely has a Rioja character, some of its nuances might well remind us of classic Riojas (its damp notes, its special refinement...), but it isn't, it has its own personality, as a wine, and also as a Garnacha: a very good Rioja Garnacha. A real pleasure to drink. Juicy and mature, but always emanating freshness, with acidity clearly present. Sweet, yet having a dry undertone of tobacco and cedar. Lovely and balanced, with plenty of volume. Particularly interesting is the finely polished feel that its silky tannicity and fruitiness leave on the tongue, and a background of hazelnuts, the skins, on the finish.

View
Picota cherry red / Intense / Bright / Bluish glints
Bouquet
Surprising / Higly aromatic / Floral scents / Violets / Toasty notes
Mouth
Enveloping / Fresh / Voluminous / Floral notes / Fruit notes / Red fruit / Silky tannins / Long finish / Persistent

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

aves-y-carnes-blancas
Poultry and white meats
verduras-y-hortalizas
Vegetables
cocidos-y-potajes
Stews and casseroles
entrantes
Starters and suppers

Pork / Chicken with raisins and plums / Roasts / Pizza / Oven-cooked rabbit / Stuffed aubergines / Hearty dishes / Mushrooms

Ratings and awards

201892 SK
201191 PN
PN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Customer reviews

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Winemaking

Vinification materialWood
Ageing period6 months
Type of woodFrench oak

The winery

Barón de Ley

Barón de Ley

The Barón de Ley winery is located in an old monastery in the town of Mendavia, in the Navarre area of the DOCa Rioja appellation. Founded in 1985 and inspired by the Médoc châteaux in France, its Reserva and Gran Reserva wines were quickly rated among the best wines for long-term ageing. One of the few Spanish wineries listed on the stock exchange, it is now a business group bringing together names such as El...

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