Carro Tinto 2014
This simple, unpretentious, easy-to-drink and juicy red will pair well with most any flavorful, casual dishes summer or otherwise you're likely to see it on the backyard deck, at the beach, or at a picnic. Grilled cheddar burgers with bacon, BBQ brisket or pulled pork and pressed Cajun chicken sandwiches all fit the bill.
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Carro, made by Bodegas Senorio de Barahonda in the DO of Yecla, is a perfect example of how Spain offers the best wine values in the world! The wine is made with grapes from vines that were planted in 1977 and are tended in limestone soil which receives a mere 8-10 inches of rainfall each year. The state-of-the-art winery is a perfect "kitchen" to transmit this unique terroir. Carro is 100% un-oaked made with organically grown grapes. With a winemaking heritage that dates back to 1925, the Candela family owns about 340 hectares (840 acres) of vineyards. Yecla is one of only a few wine regions in Spain that has remained unaffected by phylloxera. Carro's richness, depth and profound earthy flavors will transport you to the arid, rugged and tranquil terrain of Yecla.
Spanish red wine is known for being bold, heady, rustic and age-worthy, Spain is truly a one-of-a-kind wine-producing nation. A great majority of the country is hot, arid and drought-ridden, and since irrigation has only been recently introduced and (controversially) accepted, viticulture has sustained—and flourished—only through a great understanding of Spain’s particular conditions. Large spacing between vines allows each enough resources to survive and as a result, the country has the most acreage under vine compared to any other country, but is usually third in production.
Of the Spanish red wines, the most planted and respected grape variety is Tempranillo, the star of Spain’s Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions. Priorat specializes in bold red blends, Jumilla has gained global recognition for its single varietal Monastrell and Utiel-Requena has garnered recent attention for its reds made of Bobal.