The interest resides in the fact that it is entirely crafted from Hairy Grenache (Garnacha Peluda), a little-known mutation of Grenache indigenous to northern Catalonia which produces wines that usually are slightly less expressive, though more subtle and elegant, than the wines made from the traditional red Grenache.
Harvested by hand and carefully selected, the grapes were destemmed, macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Then Almodí 2018 was aged for a brief period of 4 months in French oak barrels.
This interesting red wine from Terra Alta won the Vinari de Plata 2019 in the Young Red Wine category.
The red wine from Terra Alta Almodí has a clean, bright, high purple robe with a violet rim.
This varietal Hairy Grenache by the Altavins winery suggests aromas of wild berries, very pure and expressive, along with hints of earth, liquorice, aniseed and some toasted remembrances.
This young red wine by Altavins is fresh and meaty, though not explosively fruity. It has a somewhat dark, deep character that we find extremely attractive. Acidity is crisp and tannins are delicious. Long finish with remembrances of dry earth and red berries.
|Our personal opinion||
This Almodí 2018 brings a good opportunity to get to know an esoteric native grape at a superb price.
Enterwine 92. Silver Medal - Berliner Wein Trophy 2018.
Enterwine 91. 9,56/10 - Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2018 (blind tasting).
Grenaches du Monde 2014 - Silver Medal.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Name of Award||Vinari Awards 2019: Silver Vinari - Young Red Wine category.|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Cold meats, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Pasta with red sauce and meat, Pica Pica, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Soup and rice, Stews|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Appetizer, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, To enjoy daily|
Rapidly becoming one of my favourite values, this Garnacha peluda is super smooth and fresh. Mediterranean, but not over the top.
It is a wine very easy to drink, perfect accompaniment for pasta. Very nice!