Los Dos Garnacha 2017
Earthy aromas of black cherry and cranberry with subtle smoky overtones. The palate shows flavors of juicy black rasperry and mulberry with hints of bramble and herb. The finish is long and mineral-tinged.
Pairs with dishes like beef stew with root vegetables, braised short ribs, polenta, or even an aromatic Moroccan tagine. But it's also the perfect accompaniment to weeknight standbys like a juicy cheeseburger, or a pepperoni pizza.
Los Dos is Spanish for "both" or "the two." The name reflects the fact that the wine is a blend of two complementary grape varieties, Garnacha and Syrah for the red and Muscat and Chardonnay for the white. Los Dos is made by Bodegas Aragonesas, a group of notable winemakers in the Campo de Borja DO in the northeastern region of Aragón. Syrah and Chardonnay are not common here and blending them with indigenous grapes was an unusual winemaking decision for Campo de Borja. But it has proven to be an extremely successful undertaking and has created two enticing blends that possess a rare elegance. Los Dos is located in the hot, continental Campo de Borja DO in Northeastern Spain, between the famed wine regions DOCa Rioja and Catalonia. Its vineyards are in the foothills of the Iberian Mountain Range near the Ebro River, in the northern part of the province of Zaragoza. This is a privileged area for growing vineyards due to the quality of its climate, its soil and the protection afforded by the mountains. Los Dos's special cuvées are produced from 15- to 35-year-old vines. Aging occurs in stainless steel, which makes the wines immediately aromatic, full and friendly, with a refined length.