Familia Torres Grans Muralles 2010
This intricate red exudes plush dark fruit with warming shades of baking spice, Madagascan vanilla, anise and dusty earth undertones. Fine grain tannins add depth to this exotic fruit and spice medley. Hallmark characters of the lesser known Querol and Garró grapes provoke rustic layers of bay leaf, balsamic and cracked black peppercorn.
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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.