Principe de Viana - Albret Garnacha - 2015
Viana, Navarra, Spain
Navarra is an interesting part of spain. Not yet as famous as its neighbours Rioja and San Sebastion although it may soon well be. One of the countries oldest and most diverse wine regions, it igas lately started coming into its own internationally with a focus on its star varietal Garnacha.
With Intense aromas of ripe cherries with hints of wild fruit, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and subtle notes of peach and orange peel, it is light and juicy enough to drink on a summer in Australia but with plenty of flavour lacking in some other lighter style wines. This wine has a had bit of time in oak (4 months) and is very well integrated with the vanilla aromas providing a nice backbone.
Overall i think this is the style of wine that modern Spain will be known for. Elegant and structured but with a vibrant acidity and juicniess that keeps you coming back for more.