Altovinum Evodia


750 ML


Product Description

Evodia is an exciting project in the Denominacion de Origen Calatayud, hailed as one of Spains most progressive and promising wine growing regions. Calatayud is distinguished by its prevalence of high elevation vineyards planted to the Garnacha variety in fact, the highest in the entire country. The vineyards surrounding the small town of Atea reach upwards of 3000 feet the highest within the DO. It is here, in the vineyards of Atea, that Altovinum sources their Garnacha grapes for EVODIA. In addition to the remarkable climate due to elevation, the property is comprised of pure schiste soils, known as pisara in the local area. Aficionados familiar with the wines of the Priorat and the Roussillon are well acquainted to this soil type and its extraordinary influence on the wines. These vineyards were ferreted out by the amazingly talented team behind Altovinum - Eric Solomon, Jean Marc Lafage and Yolanda Diaz. Yolanda Diaz, a native of Calatayud, has an intimate knowledge of the DO and its terroir her relationships in the region are an invaluable asset to the project. The winemaking is placed in the capable hands of dynamic enologist, Jean Marc Lafage a man Robert Parker called irrepressible. Jean Marc consults on projects worldwide and owns one of the Roussillons visionary wineries, Domaine Lafage. And finally, Eric Solomon, who through his import company, European Cellars, represents the finest Grenache producers in the world. Tasting Notes This 100% Garnacha offers a lovely perfume of spice box, mineral, and wild cherry. This perfectly balanced mix of flavors lends itself to an intensely fruity wine with loads of taste, a smooth texture, and a pure, fruitfilled finish. Pairs well with white and red meats roasted or grilled, big game, meat casseroles and stews, complex sauces, foie gras and legumes or blue and cured cheeses. Accolades 2011 Vintage 89 points, The Wine Advocate 2010 Vintage 90 points, The Wine Advocate 2010 Vintage 88 points, Wine Enthusiast, #52 TOP 100 BEST BUY 2009 Vintage 90 points, International Wine Cellar


Varietal: Grenache

Region: Calatayud