2020-C Care Garnacha Blanca Nativa, Carinena DOP, Spain (750ml)
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Pale straw color. Delicate aromas of tropical fruit and melon, mingled with apple blossom. The palate shows exotic fruit ﬂavors of guava, lichi and underripe mango. This delicious wine is bright and lifted yet possesses a wonderful plushness at the same time. The ﬁnish is long and juicy with a touch of lemon curd. The original label artwork is by artist Enrique Torrijos.
Bodegas Añadas was founded in 2000 as a partnership between the Díaz and Lázaro families, who joined forces to start producing modern, high-quality Spanish wines. The Care label comes from the ancient name that the Romans used to refer to the city of Cariñena—as well as English word care, a requirement to make wines of this caliber. Today Bodegas Añadas boasts 150 hectares of vineyards and a beautiful, 13,000 square foot, state-of-the art winemaking facility.
The vineyards consist of two 50-hectare estates, Finca Bancales and Finca Cadillos, and an assortment of small plots in the surrounding area. 100% Garnacha Blanca, the grapes were harvested at night, so they arrived at the winery at a low temperature (48°F). This slows down the enzymatic processes, preserving the wine’s delicate aromatics. After gentle a pressing, the juice was fermented using native yeasts, and was aged 2 months in older French oak barrels on the lees. The ﬁnished wine is graceful with beautiful texture and ﬁnesse.