Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Garnacha for Grilling

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Garnacha for Grilling

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Cookout season is in full swing, so keep in mind big, fruity red wines to go with your juicy burgers. One grape varietal to consider is garnacha, Spanish for grenache, which can often play a leading role in red wines that pair well with grilled meats. Widely planted across Spain, garnacha can be found in wines from many parts of the country, including the neighboring northeastern appellations of Calatayud and Cariena. Both are known for garnacha wines that are rich in flavor but easy on the wallet. Below are two examples.

BRECA 2012 GARNACHA OLD VINES CALATAYUD

Bought * Randalls Wine & Spirts, 1910 Jefferson Avenue, in May for $13.99

Description * This powerful, full-bodied red received 91 points from several wine critics.

Catalayud is a hot growing region and its late-ripening garnacha grapes can get very high sugar levels that ferment to high alcohol levels: Breca's is a whopping 15. …

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