POLKA DOT: Feillu
LANTERN ROUGE: Kenny Robert Van Hummel
WINE: Evodia Garnacha 2007
REGION: Northeast Spain
NOTES: We’re making a bold prediction here; this wine has the potential to make our Top 10 of 2009!! There’s something special in this bottle of wine… Garnacha is the Spanish name of this grape; Grenache everywhere else. Though it is the most widely grown grape in Spain, the key is that when grown on old vines it is capable of producing wines of extraordinary depth and character. Evodia is made entirely from old vine Garnacha planted up to 100 years ago at high altitudes in the mountainous village of Atea in northeast Spain. The soils are pure slate and sustainable farming is practiced. Fresh aromas of raspberry and blackberry will fill your glass. This is a juicy wine with spicy red and dark berry flavors. It is easy to drink and a superb value. Evodia is a custom blend made by and for the importer Eric Solomon. It arrived in Massachusetts yesterday and at Andover Liquors today. We are excited to offer this new wine, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Evodia; the Greek word for “aroma” — with that being said, it’s a perfect name for this wine! Very fresh, straightforward scents 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.
COMMENTS: It sounds amazing but our bottle was spoiled. We’ll try again.