Garnacha del Fuego, Pennsylvania State Store Pick of the Week

Posted: August 02, 2012

Garnacha del Fuego

Calatayud, Spain

$10.99

PLCB Item No. 6221

The garnacha grape is better known by its French name, grenache, but is native to Spain's arid Aragón region. In the village of Calatayud, very old, dry-farmed bush vines produce spicy red wines of great power and depth at bargain-basement prices. Served at room temperature, meaty Spanish garnachas like this one can be hard to drink in warm weather, seeming overly alcoholic and a little harsh. But, 10 minutes in the fridge, or a couple of ice cubes in the glass, can tame their fiery burn and brighten their jammy strawberry flavors.

— Marnie Old

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