Winemaker: Jose Luis
Grape: 100% Garnacha (Grenache) Old Vines
Region: D.O. Campo de Borja, Spain
See other wines from this producer:
Alto Moncayo Veraton
Professional reviews of this vintage:
Robert Parker : 91 points
International wine cellar: 91 points
See my blog about my visit to Borja
But the quality of the wine is so high, it doesn’t need an additional support of heavy oak to get the body and concentration it needs to shine. There are only few thousands cases made for the United States market and they go fast.
Despite that the wine shows huge complexity, and incredible balance. It was instant love every vintage, since I first tasted it. A friend just brought me a bottle of the latest, 2008 vintage. I couldn’t wait to open it and I was very impressed, as always, when I finally tasted it.
Garnacha here is incredibly balanced with just right amount of acidity and silky tannins. It’s worth to decant it or at least to leave the bottle open for an hour or so. It will slowly grow on your tongue, as you continue sip it. To me, this is very seductive, clean, elegant and impressive wine with a really long finish. Tres Picos is a wine of ridiculous value (as it always was) and I need to buy some more before it’s gone!
Dry – Off dry- Medium sweet – Sweet
Light – Medium – Full body
No oak – Aged in oak
Retail price: under $ 18.00
Ideal food pairing:
Gourmet sliced pork with Mirasol peppers, Pork chops with wine and capers, Easy pork chops with onions and pepers, Shish kebab with eggplant hash and Tzatziki sauce, My traditional lasagna,Lamb burgers with relish mayo,and many more options