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Friday, July 31, 2009

2007 Altovinum Evodia old vine Garnacha

This wine is made in Spain's up and coming region of Calatayud. Calatayud is distinguished by its prevalence of high elevation vineyards planted to the Garnacha variety. The vineyards surrounding the small town of Atea reach upwards of 3000 feet – the highest within the DO. It is here, in the vineyards of Atea, that Altovinum sources their Garnacha grapes for EVODIA.

The wine is made from 100% old vine Garnacha (Grenache) and as far as I know is aged in stainless steel.

On the nose I get aromas of plum skin, pomegranate, cranberry, mulberry, pine tar, soil, and some green stem notes. The mulberry is the most pronounced aroma which also translates onto the palate. There are some sour cherry flavors as well but the wine then turns slightly rustic, tart, dirty, and somewhat green.

To me, the wine is interesting and shows sense of place, but it lacks texture, fruit, and finish. 83 points

My Caddy said...

Just wondering what the criteria is for your points system.

Thomas said...

No specific criteria and I don't take it too seriously. I just score em' like the magazines do. 100 point scale (80-85 well made)
(85-90 good wine) (90-95 great wine) (95-100 collectable)

I'm just another enthusiast that likes to be a critic for fun! Cheers!

 
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