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Evodia Garnacha 2007
Evodia is an exciting project in the Denominacion de Origen Calatayud, hailed as one of Spain's 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.
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"Inky purple. Very fresh, straightforward aromas of raspberry and blackberry, plus a hint of cracked pepper. Juicy and tannin-free, with spicy red and dark berry flavors and gentle mineral lift. Easy to drink and a superb value, with good finishing bite."Score: 88. September 2008.
The garnet-colored 2007 Evodia is 100% Garnacha from vines planted on pure slate soils. The wine was fermented and aged in concrete vats. The nose delivers fragrant minerals and black cherries leading to a sweetly-fruited, smooth-textured, easy-going wine that lacks only complexity. For this price does it matter? Drink it over the next four years.Score: 88. —Jay Miller, May 2009.
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