Our 2016 Old Vine Garnacha is one of the first oaked red wines that has been introduced to the canned wine market. Let’s take a closer look at what makes it so special!
Our Old Vine Garnacha is produced by Master of Wine Norrel Roberston, “The Flying Scotsman”, in Aragon, Spain. The name “Old Vine Garnacha” is used to reflect the age of the vines which are 45 to 100 years old. The Garnacha is exclusively derived from goblet vines, a common practice in Southern France and Spain. This vine shape does not allow for high yields or mechanised harvests, therefore our Old Vine Garnacha is harvested entirely by hand, making it all the more special.
The wine has then been aged for three years before canning the vintage. 5-10% of the wine was fermented and matured in new European oak, whereas the rest was aged in 4-6 year old barrels. This results in a smooth and silky Garnacha with hints of vanilla, almond and chocolate.
Read our previous blog about oak ageing to learn more about the impact on flavour.
Due to the wine being harvested in 2016, this particular batch of wines cannot be replicated. Order your Old Vine Garnacha now before this limited edition red canned wine is sold out!
Here are some recent feedbacks from other wine drinkers:
“If I could describe what I would be looking for in a red wine out of a can, it would be what I had in this. Packed full of red and black fruit, noticeable crunchy tannins, a balanced acidity that is backed up with some oak spice like black pepper, vanilla and dark chocolate notes.” - @chilledoutwineguy
“Palate soft, there’s sweet red fruit, epack, plum, touch floral. Soft and easy red. Unusual, interesting, likeable” - Masters of Wine judging the DB Autumn Blind Tasting
“Rich and brooding with flavours of chocolate, cassis and morello cherry with a rounded and opulent finish” - @james_c_somm
“Simply amazing - red and black cherries, some cassis and dried strawberries, herbs and some dark chocolate” - @notjustvegetarian