Top Garnacha (comin’ atcha)

As part of the new World of Booze, here’s a wine that I really like. No silly stories. No anecdotes about boarding school. Just consumer advice. Like Jane McQuitty. And very short sentences. Like Ernest Hemingway. Here goes:

Vega Sindoa Old Vines Garnacha 2013

This is from Navarra in Spain but it reminded me of something from Santa Barbara in Southern California. It’s got the brightest red strawberry fruit combined with some quite firm tannins and a not inconsiderable amount of alcohol. It’s so fresh and fragrant that you barely notice all that booze. There’s no jam and no soup. My Californian wife who rarely has more than a glass had three.

The wine it reminded me of was  Qupe Grenache that costs about £30 a bottle. The Vega Sindoa is £7.99 or £9.99 if you only buy one. And for the first time ever, you can buy one because Majestic have dropped their six bottle rule.

I should have taken a photo of the bottle like a proper wine blogger but I chucked it out whilst high on wine. Oh well. Small steps. Here’s a picture of Ernest Hemingway instead. At his. Typewriter.

About Henry

Henry Jeffreys was born in London. He has worked in the wine trade, publishing and is now a freelance journalist. He specialises in drink and his work has appeared in the Spectator, the Guardian, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Oldie and Food & Wine magazine. He was a contributor to the Breakfast Bible (Bloomsbury 2013) and his book Empire of Booze: British History through the Bottom of a Glass was published in November 2016.
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