Returning to the roots. This Grenache and Carignan blend is made with ancient winemaking techniques, and the result is clearly different from the oaky, heavy interpretations of Priorat most of us are familiar with.
Chateau Simone, an Aglianico and so on… the theme was clearly famous reds from warm climates, based on mostly the Mediterranean. Carignan from Sardinia was a natural choice to be included in the lineup, and this one, the top wine from Santadi did not disappoint.
New wave Chilean red. Definitely not one buried in new oak, but there is nothing unexpected here – it tastes Chilean first and foremost. I always wonder where that strong character comes from, I never find it in anywhere else, and it’s always there in the country’s reds. Winemaking? Terroir speaking loud?