No longer the world's most widely planted red grape variety, Garnacha remains extremely important and what it has lost in acreage it has certainly made up for in heightened prestige. Garnacha, also known as Grenache, has been distinguished as the backbone of the celebrated wines from famous regions like Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Priorat. This varietal has become the darling of many professional wine critics and it even has a day dedicated to celebrating it every year. Espelt's old vine Garnacha is textbook: liqueur like notes of fruit (plum, cherry, blueberry, fig), dark chocolate, spice and subtle flowers are allied to soft tannins and low acidity. This Garnacha is on the heavier side so it will be best paired with rich foods; try it with grilled red meat, boeuf en daube or duck confit.