Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2011 Garnacha de Fuego, a 100% Grenache cuvee, was aged in both stainless steel and neutral French oak. There are 10,000 cases for the United States. This amazing wine boasts a dark ruby/purple color along with a sweet kiss of jammy black cherries intertwined with crushed rock notes that give the wine an undeniable minerality. As it hits the palate, a full-bodied, voluptuous texture takes hold and the flavor profile moves towards blacker fruits (ripe raspberries and black currants) intermixed with camphor and forest floor. This full-bodied, rich, glycerin-filled effort should drink well for 4-5 years, perhaps longer.
This generous red delivers blackberry, currant, licorice and dried fig flavors on a thick, almost syrupy texture. Shows gentle tannins and just enough acidity for liveliness. Drink now through 2015. 10,000 cases imported. From Spain.
Bodegas Breca was founded in 2005, located in Munebrega. The winery is located on the outskirts of the village and the vineyards are nestled in the high altitude valleys between the Sierra de Pardos and the Sierra de Pena Blanca, where it owns 654 acres of old-vine. All vineyards Garnacha vineyards are head-pruned and situated high on he hillsides, from 2,850-3,000 feet above sea level. Bodegas Breca is one of seven boutique wineries forming Grupo Jorge Ordonez. selection of Spanish wineries. They produce some of the most prestigious and award-winning wines internationally. The author is Jorge Ordonez, one of the most important wine personalities in the world, and accompany him as managers of the wineries: Victoria Ordonez.
|The old-vines vineyards used to make this wine are situated near the village of Munebrega and were planted between 1945 and 1968. They are located in the valleys between Sierra de Pardos and Sierra de Pena Blanca. The vines are planted in two different soil types: decomposed slate and gravely red clay soils. Even though there is very little rainfall in the region, the clay holds sufficient water for the vines to obtain moisture and to be grown without irrigation. The grapes are carefully hand sorted for only perfectly mature clusters, with yields at 1.5 to 2 tons per acre. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged for 6 months.