Results For Grenache

winemaker’s notes:
A wine with a beautiful dark color, with purple reflections. On the nose, we are seduced by the intensity and the purity of the fruit, by the discrete perception of the aromas coming from the ageing in barrels, by the touch of velvet that bring so much complexity. On the palate, the charm continue to operate. The wine is perfectly balanced, fleshy, round, structured, but still dominated by this finese and precision that makes it accessible. The finish is long with hints of sweetness, fruit paste, and sweet spices.Blend: 46% Grenache, 44% Roussanne, 9% Clairette, 1% Bourboulenc
alcohol by volume: 14.0%

critical acclaim:
“Bold spice and warm linzer torte aromas lead to a racy beam of cherry compote, plum sauce and raspberry coulis. The long, spice- and toast-filled finish is showy. Drink now through 2019.”
92 Points
Wine Spectator

“The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is performing even better from bottle than it did last year. Composed of 47% Grenache, 38% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre, it is surprisingly soft and evolved for La Nerthe, but that actually gives the wine additional appeal. Its dense ruby/purple hue is followed by aromas of blue and black fruits, lavender, licorice, truffles and garrigue. Full-bodied, supple textured, fleshy and succulent…”
92 Points
The Wine Advocate

“Vivid ruby. Ripe cherry and dark berry aromas, with exotic notes of pit fruits and vanilla gaining strength with air. Supple, sweet, palate-coating blackberry and cherry flavors become spicier with air. Shows very good energy on the finish, which is precise, sappy and very persistent.”
91 Points
International Wine Cellar


The vineyard: Perrin Réserve Rouge is sourced in our own vineyards of Grand Prebois (40 hectares/99 acres) and Vinsobres (45 hectares/111 acres), as well as from vineyards that we lease and from purchased grapes and wines from producers under long-term contracts. All these plots are managed and supervised by the Beaucastel team.



Grape varieties: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvédre.


Tasting notes:  A beautiful deep red hue that seems almost opaque. The nose shows caramel and spices that mingle with red berry fruit. The palate is full and deep, with fine tannins and good length.

“The grapes for this new project were sourced from 60- to 80-year-old vines whose already low yields were reduced an additional 70% by the weather conditions of the vintage. A glass-coating opaque purple, remarkably deep for a wine of this price made from Garnacha, the wine offers a nose of brooding black cherry and blueberry. Concentrated, ripe, and balanced on the palate, this flavorful, lengthy effort will drink well over the next four years. It is an outstanding value.” -winemaker
Critics’ Notes
“2010 Garnacha de Fuego is 100% old-vine (65-85 years of age) Garnacha from the DO of Calatayud. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it offers up aromas of pure black cherries and violets. Dense on the palate and remarkably rich for its humble price, this great value over-delivers big-time. Drink this pleasure-bent effort over the next 3-4 years.” -Jay Miller, Wine Advocate

87 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2011
Deep red.  Oak-spiced dark berry and cherry aromas display very good intensity.  Juicy and sweet, with lush blackberry and cherry-cola flavors and a seamless texture.  Shows a touch of bitterness on the finish, which lingers with good spicy grip.  This is an excellent value.

Region: DO Campo de Borja
Aging & Type of Oak:
Stainless-steel fermented
Annual Production(in bottles): 60,000
Awards & Recognition:
Wine Enthusiast, November 1 (2011 Issue), Best Value, 87 Points.

Tasting Note
The wine shows bright and full Garnacha notes of ripe black fruits, as well as raisins, blueberries, and plums, and it’s even showing some overripeness. The mouth and finish are warm and relatively gentle. Drink now or in the next several years.

Wine Description
The vineyards are divided between the chalky soild of alluvial terraces of the Ebro River at 1,200 feet in elevation and the more complex soils of the hillside vineyards on the Moncayo mountain range at 1,950 feet in elevation.

About the Winery
Founded in 1958 in the town of Borja, which was called Bursao during the fourth century B.C., Bodegas Borsao demonstrates what can be done with the Garnacha grape. Through a meticulous grape-selection process in the fields and again when the grapes enter the winery, only the healthiest bunches are chosen for the wines. Using the most modern winemaking techniques results in wines with emphasis on the fruit. They are the best examples of the region known as “The Garnacha Land of Spain.”

winemaker’s notes:
The grapes for this wine were harvested from old-vine Garnacha vineyards that cling to rugged terrain on the slopes of the famous Moncayo Mountain with low yields of less than 2 t/acre.

critical acclaim:
“One of my favorite offerings from the Bodegas Borsao is the 6,000-case cuvee of the 2010 Tres Picos. Made from 100% Garnacha aged in equal parts stainless steel and French oak, this is the Bodegas Borsao’s interpretation of Chateauneuf du Pape. (But when’s the last time you saw a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape priced at $17 – about 30 years ago?) Deep notes of roasted herbs, sweet black cherries and raspberries, peppers and spice soar from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-tinged wine. Full-bodied, rich, ripe, silky textured, pure and long, this is an unbelievable value.”
-The Wine Advocate:  92 points

“Glass-staining purple. Lively, faintly medicinal aromas of cherry, blueberry and licorice, plus hints of smoky herbs and flowers. Juicy and expansive, offering sweet, deeply pitched bitter cherry and dark berry flavors supported by a taut spine of acidity and fine-grained tannins. Finishes with powerful spicy thrust and suggestions of candied flowers and woodsmoke. This could pass for a northern Rhone wine, and a really good one at that. ”
-International Wine Cellar:  91 points

“This rich red is brimming with raspberry jam, chocolate, licorice and wild herb flavors. Firm tannins are well-integrated and buoyed by orange peel acidity. A lively modern style. Drink now through 2015. 5,000 cases imported.”
-Wine Spectator:  90 points 

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