About Rioja 2015 Garnacha, Campo Viejo
In 2012 Campo Viejo released their first ever 100 percent Garnacha bottling from Rioja. It was a smashing success. Garnacha or Grenache as it's known in France's Rhone Valley is actually one of the designated grapes allowed for production of Rioja red and the grapes for this wine come from Campo Viejo's vineyards in the lower Rioja Baja subregion where Garnacha thrives. Vines are planted in alluvial soils with clay, limestone and silt. Following harvest, the wine was fermented in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature, with a 12-day maceration. The wine then aged four months in new French oak barrels. Last vintage was a Platinum Medal Winner in the Critics Challenge Wine Competition. This 2015 scored a 93 point Gold Medal in the San Diego International Wine Challenge. The wine shows aromas of red berries, cherry, vanilla and spice. On the palate bright strawberry fruit, raspberry, cherry, dried herbal notes and hints of toast play out with supple tannins. A great buy, On Sale!!