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Santo Cristo Seleccion Garnachatext
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Santo Cristo Seleccion Garnacha 2014

Campo de Borja, Aragon, SpainThe Santo Cristo co-operative has vineyards from Ainzon in the heart of Campo de Borja south to include some high-altitude sites. This area is known for viticulture since the Middle Ages. The Santo Cristo co-op, founded in 1956, is one of the best modern co-ops in Spain. They have 900 hectares of vineyards and 700 member growers but 80 percent of the vineyards belong to just 30 growers helpful in raising the overall quality of the old vineyards. The soils are stony over mineral, iron-rich red clay on limestone bedrock. Garnacha is grenache and in this case it's fermented cool, seeing no oak. The result is a juicy, red-fruited, raspberry/cherry wine with light peppery undertones. The old vines give it some persistence and length that defies its price. Chicken is a perfect match.Tasted: 27 September 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 17.50 private wine shops Producer: Santo CristoDistributors: The Drinks List
Grape: GarnachaCSPC: 639385