2007 GdV RE Terra Alta Artesano
Appellation: Terra Alta, Tarragona, Spain
Tasting Notes: 30% Grenache, 30%Chardonnay, 20% Macabeu, 15% Pedro Jimenez, 5% Muscat. 13.5% ABV. Unusual color, pale gold, but with almost a rust tint. Nose is floral, honey, and vanilla. Interesting wine. It’s got a ton of minerality, good acid. Fruit is there, but I get more honey and vanilla, but not in an over oaked way. The mid palate transition is a lot of peach, moving to a dry, almost tart finish that lingers a bit. It almost tastes like it has tannins. This is a wine geek wine, but might pair well with say fajitas, or grilled chicken served with black beans and tomatoes. I like this, but it may not be for everyone.
Price: Unknown, part of the Chesapeake Wine case of the month, probably in the $8-$12 range. The next time I’m in, I’ll ask.