Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Miyone Granache

My second granache was also a Spanish wine, though I think it was from the Spanish riviera, judging by the unusual spelling on the label. (The southern coast speaks a different dialect of Spanish, called Catalan, which is closer to Italian.) Unfortunately, I was not as impressed with this one.

In my research on granache, it is most often used in blends, which I try to avoid. The problem, they say, is that the grapes tend to color toward rose rather than red. Special techniques allow the unblended granache to maintain its rich color, but are difficult to master. Miyone didn't quite get it.

I give it a 4 of 10. Not bad, but not good.

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