2018 Flor de Goda Garnacha
Blend: 100% Garnacha
From: Campo de Borja, Spain
If ever there was a wine meant to enjoy during all times of the year for socially-distanced barbecues and pandemic times-- this is it!! Flor de Goda is out of the Gil Family Estates portfolio and this group is amazing. Why? Because they make a panoply of excellent wines at varying prices from numerous terroirs and regions in Spain, wines we believe are stellar, enjoy drinking and that have found resonance with our friends and customers here in the store. Strong their track record is (as Yoda would say).
So, what about this Flor de Goda? 100% Garnacha (Grenache) from Campo de Borja, it drinks way above its price point with a multi-layered, nuanced approach. The nose exudes scents of plum, raspberry, river rock minerality, rose garden and mixed baking spices. Lovely! In the mouth, ripe, jammy fruit is kept grounded with brisk acidity and silky tannins. Beautiful flavors of cherries and berries are joined by notes of peppery spice, dark cacao and a finish filled with hints of blueberry and blackberry fruits. This is a lovely quaffer, filled with fruit but balanced by excellent structure. Big enough for the grill, balanced enough to enjoy under the summer sun.
Bodegas Morca is the winery, it has been built to be modeled after Bodegas El Nido. So every parcel, which ranges in age from 45-85 years old, and free run vs first press is fermented and aged separately so that the blends will be perfect; they make four 100% Garnacha wines ranging from El Nido/Clio level in the Touran and Morca wines, to Flor de Goda. In the case of Flor de Goda, the winemaker wanted to highlight the elegant floral and fruit notes that Campo de Borja Garnachas are known for, so they used 80% free run juice and aged the wine just 6 months in 2nd and 3rd use barrels.
In addition, this winery has been built in accordance to LEED specifications. They are still in the process of getting full certification, but at this point in time it is fully off the electrical grid (solar) and zero-waste. The Gil Family has been investing every year to get more of their wineries off the grid (total of 3 now are) to further lessen their footprint. Also, their vineyards are farmed organically-- no pesticides or herbicides are used-- however, the vineyards have not yet been certified organic. It's a long process, but that will be the direction. Also, as the vines are old and all planted in the traditional vaso (goblet) style, they are hand-harvested. All of their wines are Vegan as well.
Taste: NEW! Just when we thought we saw (and wrote about) every amazing Spanish value we could find, along comes this jaw-dropping new wine from Bodegas Morca. It’s 100% Garnacha hand-picked from small vineyard plots located in Campo de Borja, home of some of Spain’s oldest Garnacha vines. Layers of blackberry, blueberry, plum, mocha and mineral notes are complemented with spice box details edged with dark chocolate, licorice and cracked pepper. The richness continues on the lingering finish.
Pairing: Bacon wrapped chicken skewers, brown sugar smoked salmon, roasted pork tenderloin with blackberry and red wine sauce. For fare rich in vegetables, go for dishes with polenta, okra, vegetarian chili, lentil and bean-based dishes, and macaroni and cheese/veggie baked casseroles.
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