Acentor Garnacha

"offers up a deep, ripe and nicely complex nose...A great, great value" —
John Gilman, View from the Cellar
Appellation
Calatayud D.O.
Grape(s)
100% Garnacha, from 50+ year-old, bush vines
Altitude/Soil
750-900 meters / iron-rich red clay with abundant surface stones
Farming Methods
Traditional methods
Harvest
Hand harvested into small boxes
Production
Destemmed grapes were fermented in cement tanks
Aging
Aged for 5 months in used, 50% French and 50% American oak barrels
Suggested Retail Price
$14
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Acentor Garnacha 2016
90 (WRO) 89+ (VfC)
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90 Wine Review Online With an additional year of aging by comparison to Garnacha wines from the 2017 vintage, this shows slightly toned-down fruit and modestly tuned-up savory notes, but is still full of fruity fun. Red berry tones join cherry flavors, and the soft tannins lend a bit of backbone without imparting any astringency or hardness to the finish. In a word: Yum.
Michael Franz - "Go with Garnacha for Thanksgiving" Nov. 19, 2018
89+ View from the Cellar The Acentor bottling from Isaac Fernandez has been a consistently well-made bottle of garnacha since the first vintage I had the pleasure to try, which was the 2014. Readers may recall that this wine is produced from vines that are fifty-plus years of age, planted at an altitude of seven hundred and fifty to nine hundred meters above sea level, with the soils composed of iron rich clay. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts in cement tanks and aged in a combination of French and American casks. The 2016 comes in listed at the same 14.5 percent octane as the 2015, and this seems just a tad on the low side to my palate in this vintage. Nevertheless, the wine is another very good value, offering up a deep and complex nose of baked raspberries, a touch of fruitcake, hung game, garrigue, a fine base of soil tones and plenty of spices in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and really quite well balanced for its octane, with a good core of fruit, impressive soil signature, moderate tannins, impressive nascent complexity and a long, ever so slightly heady finish. I liked the 2015 vintage here just a tad better, but this too is a serious wine that delivers an awful lot of complexity for its extremely reasonable price point! 2018-2030.
Issue #75 – May/June 2018
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Acentor Garnacha 2017
90 (I-WR)
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90 International Wine Review This 100% Garnacha from 50+ year-old bush vines is slate-like with a dark cherry , berry and peppery nose. It is soft on the attack with medium acidity and finishes dry and slightly astringent. Aged 7 months in French and American oak.
"Spanish Wines of Value and Quality" - June 20, 2019
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Acentor Garnacha 2018
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