On the heels of the Global Garnacha Summit held in Napa Valley recently, we'll be exploring Cariñena - the birthplace from which Garnacha / Grenache has been cultivated around the world.
We all know Grenache, and we know Garnacha - same grape, grown in different parts of the world. What’s particularly special about this grape, is its ability to reflect the soil where it’s grown, adapt to climatic changes and moreso lends itself to a winemaker’s interpretation for the finished wine.
D.O.P. Cariñena is located in the heart of the Ebro Valley in Spain’s northeast region of Aragón, bordered by the Pyrenees and France to the north, and Catalunya to the east. The region’s prominent strategic situation as a gateway to the rest of Europe has long defined centuries of winemaking history, dating back to the Roman era. Planted at high altitude, the vineyards descend into dramatic windswept plains that benefit from extreme day-to-night temperature differences, ideal conditions for rich, expressive wines crafted from layers of rock, mineral, and earth.
We’re joined by Lyn Farmer, James Beard Award-winning wine and food writer and WSET Instructor, who’ll guide us through the many facets of Garnacha, including the ins and outs of D.O.P Cariñena. @FizzFan
The Global Garnacha Summit, which took place at CIA at Copia in Napa in April, was an innovative and immersive experience for attendees passionate about Garnacha/Grenache. Space was limited for the event during this first edition but have no fear – highlights from the experience can be found right here in a video showcasing seminars, panelists’ insights and more.
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Week 1 September 11 - Winemaker’s Choice within DOP Cariñena - Style, Expectations, Labels
Grandes Vinos has the distinction of working with vineyards in each of the 14 growing areas of D.O.P. Cariñena. The result is a depth of product that is a perfect complement to the spirit of creativity and innovation that has defined the company since it was founded in 1997.
El Circo Garnacha 2017
Monasterio Old Vine Garnacha 2016
Week 2 September 18 - Garnacha > The Giving Grape: terroir friendly, best practices, vine age, new plantings
Founded in 1953, Bodegas Paniza is named for the village where the winery is located, and where growers have cared for their vineyards for generations. The winery is situated in the highest elevation area of D.O.P. Cariñena to the south, at the rise of the Sistema Ibérico Mountain range, which brings cooling influences even in the peak of summer.
Viñas Viejas de Paniza Garnacha 2012
Artigazo Edicion Limitada 2014
40% Garnacha, 30% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Week 3 September 25 - The First Global Garnacha Summit - What We Learned > the Bright Future of Garnacha
Bodegas San Valero
A leading winery since 1944, Bodegas San Valero (Grupo BSV) has the longest history in Cariñena and has benefitted from access to some of the most prominent vineyards in the region for over 70 years.
Particular Garnacha 2017
Particular Old Vine Garnacha 2015
A no-alc & low-alc Beverage Class Incorporating Garden Greens and Herbs
Presented by Tina Morey, Certified Sommelier, Pastry Chef & Host of #winestudio
#winestudio - understanding our world through drink and our part in that world.
If you’re someone who thinks about any of the following, then this class is for you!:
Last year, I created the first class in the area focusing solely on bringing your garden into your glasses mixed with a little-known non-alcohol spirit called Seedlip. It was a sold-out event! And today, Seedlip is sold all over the world!
For this class, I wanted to focus on the concept that no-alc and low-alc beverages can coexist with the commonality being our gardens. So here we are!
Bring: whatever garden herb, veggie, spice or tincture you like! Or just your cool self.
Included: all products for beverages, recipes and bar snacks.
Takeaways from the class:
August: Terra Sancta Trading Co. > Tasting Ancient
September: The Cariñena Garnacha Road Tour
October: The San Diego Wine Trail
November: Acker Merrall & Condit - Since 1820
December: Creatives II and Holiday Social!
More collaboration with Katarina Andersson direct from Italy!
And, introducing: The Importer Series! Taste wines not in the country yet alongside perspective importers!