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Izadi Larrosa Negra Garnacha Riojatext

Izadi Larrosa Negra Garnacha Rioja 2021

Rioja, SpainLarrosa Negra is constructed to showcase the juicy, fruity characters of garnacha. It is grown at 700 metres, the highest altitude in Rioja, over poor, stony soils. It is fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for only six months in second and third year French and American oak barrels. The resulting wine is fresh with a medium body. The palate is a red fruited, cherry, blueberry affair with a fair bit of spice that’s ready to drink. It is a wine for chicken, lamb chops, or vegetable lasagna. Thirty-five years in, Bodegas Izadi is a relative newcomer to Rioja Alavesa, owned by Gonzalo Antón. Antón made his money in hotels and restaurants and set out to produce wine that works for hospitality wine lists. Suffice it to say the brand has expanded, and you can sip this one at home.Tasted: 09 April 2024Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
Producer: Bodegas IzadiDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: GarnachaCSPC: 107420UPC: 8423302169114