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Filon Real Garnacha REAL

"Bright ruby. Pungent aromas of black raspberry and fresh rose. Lush and complex, offering potent flavors of cherry, blackberry, floral pastilles and cola. Rich but lively wine with good closing punch and gentle tannins."  International Wine Cellar 90 points. If you follow our Wine Blog, you know International Wine Cellar IS Stephen Tanzer who reviewed Honoro Vera Garnacha and nailed it. His comments, at least with Garnacha, deserve consideration.

Located in Villarroya de la Sierra, the winery sits at a relatively high altitude amidst quartzite and slate offering the vines a healthy diet of REAL organic material. The vines are 30 to 40 years old situated on hillsides 3,000 above sea level around the north zone of Calatayud. As with some of the wines we talked about last week, Alto3 for example, the high altitude makes for a high contrast in day and night temperatures and low rainfall, all of which makes the vines work for it!

Filon Real is 100% Garnacha. Aged 6 months in French Oak, Filon Real presents aromas of smoke, mineral and wild cherry with ripe cherry fruit on the palate. The feel is broad and chewy with a long finish that leaves you with notes of chocolate and licorice.

Our Price: $12.75

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