Oxer Suzzane 2018, Rioja SOLD OUT
Suzzane refereert aan Lennard Cohen’s liedje Suzanne en is een ode aan vrouwen. Met deze 100% garnacha van oude wijnstokken laat Oxer het potentieel zien van de garnacha-druif in deze regio. Concentratie, elegantie en verfijning. Prachtige wijn.
Garnacha: From Shameful to Trendy
¨There was also a time when people where embarrassed to have Garnacha. Well, it was more that they were embarrassed to say that they had it. And it wasn’t that long ago. In Rioja and elsewhere. The situation has changed radically in the last 10 years. It was thanks to Priorat—and later Gredos— that Garnacha changed from shameful to trendy…..There are, of course, the big names like Quiñón de Valmira from Álvaro Palacios, Pancrudo from Gómez-Cruzado (truly outstanding in 2018) and the wines from Oxer Bastegieta, Juan Carlos Sancha and David Sanpedro. Garnacha is here to stay. ¡Viva la Garnacha!
This wine has nothing to do with past vintages, when I found too prominent oak. Here, the oak is perfectly integrated and neatly folded into the delicate Garnacha fruit, coming through as delicate and floral (violets). It’s nicely textured, velvety and very pure. The wine is tasty and has bright flavors, and it has light, great persistence and length, with some extra structure from the stems.”