2016 Touran Garnacha
‘The older brother of Bodegas Morca’
Red wine Aged in wood. 22 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Bodegas Morca. D.O. Campo de Borja. ( Aragón ) Variety: Garnacha Tinta
Ruby to purple tones. Aromas of spice boxes, licorice, plums and delicate oak. Tannin is as smooth as velvet. Surprisingly pure and well-balanced. The lingering sound is long.
Characteristics: Tourán Garnacha is a monovarietal Grenache produced by Bodegas Morca in the D.O. Campo de Borja. Bodegas Morca is located in Borja, Zaragoza. It is owned by Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares and Gil Vera.
The grapes for Tourán Garnacha come from small plots with low yields that are picked by hand and fermented separately in small stainless steel tanks. The wine is then put into French oak barrels to complete the malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged for 22 months in these same barrels. Each barrel of Tourán Garnacha is tasted individually, and after a strict selection a limited production of this exclusive wine is obtained.
While once being the 2nd most planted grape in the world, Grenache’s popularity has faltered. However, its ability to produce delicious wines has not.
Grenache is known for its candied red fruit flavors complemented by dollops of cinnamon and black pepper. The most famous of these comes from Spain’s Priorat.
There was a time when Grenache was the dominant grape in Spain. Now, despite ripping up almost half of the Grenache vineyards, Spain is still producing amazing wines with Grenache. These wines range from affordable everyday wines to lavishly expensive world-class affairs.
These garnet-colored, fruit-forward wines showcase delightful flavors of candied red fruit, cinnamon, and black pepper. The grape ripens late with high sugars, so it often produces wines that are high in alcohol. The more affordable versions are typically lighter and easy-drinking, while the expensive Priorats are rich and opulent and meant for long aging.