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Izadi Larrosa Negra Garnacha Riojatext

Izadi Larrosa Negra Garnacha Rioja 2020

Rioja, SpainThis is a different side of Rioja, with garnacha replacing the more common tempranillo. The vines were planted in 1975 in the northern sub-region of Rioja Alavesa. That reflects the freshness found here, which belies the 14.5% abv, with crunchy strawberry and red cherry accented by sweet spices and dried herbs, with little noticeable oak. The palate has a juiciness, densely packed with expressive fruit and structured by fine, powdery tannins. It's a fun discovery for garnacha/grenache lovers, which stays true to its Rioja terroir. Recommended and good value.Tasted: 10 March 2023Tasted by: Prices:
Producer: Bodegas IzadiDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: GarnachaCSPC: 107420UPC: 8423302169114