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Barahonda "Carro" Tinto '16

Yecla

Barahonda "Carro" Tinto '16

Yecla, one of Spain's oldest winegrowing regions, is in southeast Spain, with origins dating back to the 6th century.  While it may be one of the oldest, only recently with the promotion from various media sources, we are hearing and seeing more about Yecla.  

Barahonda also stands the test of time as Yecla's oldest winery to date, since 1925.  Barahonda focuses on varietals such as Monastrell (also known as Mourvédre) and Syrah. Monastrell/Mourvédre's native home is in fact Spain, however, the varietal was made famous in the Southern Rhône, which makes a lot of sense seeing that both regions share similar a climate - Mediterranean climate, warm days and nights alongside a couple other driving factors that creates a friendly comparison.  It isn't by chance that these credentials is what makes these two regions thrive with that they were given.  If you are a Rhône fan, this is worth investigating.

What sets Yecla apart, is that they are one of the few regions in Spain unaffected by phylloxera.  The vines here date back to the 1960s.  Carro's richness, depth and profound earthy flavors will transport you to the arid, rugged and tranquil terrain of Yecla. 

With Monastrell (50%) and Syrah (20%), the "Carro" blend is accompanied by Merlot (20%) and Tempranillo (10%).  Each grape is fermented separately and left in tank for 3 months.  Only after this, are they blended together to rest in tank for an additional 3 months, before bottling.  This wine is fresh with aromatic, ripe red fruit, red floral components and a spice that is none other than Syrah's savory edge that it brings to the blend along with extended depth, giving this wine natural richness unadulterated by oak.  Another great pairing for grilled foods and lighter meats such as chicken or pork.  BBQ would be delicious with this, as well.

Perman

Spain

Details

Producer Barahonda
Vintage 2016
Format 750ml

Acidity

3 / 5

Tannin

3 / 5

Body

3 / 5

Sweetness

1 / 5

Fruity

4 / 5

Funky

1 / 5

In-Store Pickup

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