Calatayud is a DO wine region in the southwest of the Aragon, northern Spain – located about 90 km from the provincial capital, Zaragoza. This arid area of rolling hills is almost entirely encircled by the Sistema Ibérico, a vast system of ranges which separate it from all those areas of Spain sitting to the south and west of the mountains and massifs. Calatayud borders the Carinena DO to the east.
The flavours of this 93 pointer are rich and intense. We like the 35% Tempranillo 65% Granache balance.
Dinner of slow baked short ribs didn’t quite come up to the usual standards of recipes from the Best of Bridge cookbooks. Good, but not quite company worthy. Just a little lacklustre. Next time for this red, I think I’d do our House home made pizza.
Hint to the Goddess: What about some of the whites from this region?
CALATYUD GARNACHA TEMPRANILLO – SAN GREGORIO LOMA GORDA 2018
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