Viña Costeira, XVIII, Valdeorras, Galicia 2018
(at Galician Reds Tasting, 23 Aug 2021)
Drinking Window: 2021 - 2023
A good chance to taste Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouchet). As expected for this popular blending variety, it offers plenty of dark colour, and full body with supple tannins. It's plump and juicy with a brambly crispness. The brand name refers to the Via XVIII that linked the outposts of Galicia to the Roman Empire, while the DO (Valdeorras) takes its name from Latin 'Valley of Gold'.
100% Alicante Bouschet / Garnacha Tintorera