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Garnatxa d’Empordà

Garnatxa d’Empordà is one of a family of aged, oxidative sweet wines that have been produced in greater Catalunya for nearly three centuries. Under the auspice of the Empordà DO, it is made with passerillé Garnatxa grapes—blanca, roja or negra—hand-harvested from the windswept hills of northern Catalunya, abutting the French border. Fermentation is halted via mutage, and the wine is subjected to a long, oxidative aging process that can vary significantly according to producer.

    Espodol Solera Garnatxa d’Empordà

    Espodol Solera Garnatxa d’Empordà

    SpainCatalunyaEmpordà DO

    15.5% Alc/Vol • Fortified, Oxidative

    The Celler Espolla’s Solera Garnatxa is considered amongst the finest and most prominent of its tradition in Catalunya. Ripe, passerillé Garnatxa blanca and rosat grapes are harvested by hand and fermented with native yeasts in concrete tank. The fermentation is arrested via mutage, and the wine begins a lengthy, oxidative odyssey through a six-tier solera that was inaugerated in 1931. Dark amber, seamless and layered, it shows dried apricot and cherry, roasted hazelnut and sweet/smoky baking spices. Enjoy with a wide variety of cheeses and desserts. Once opened, it will keep well for 6-8 weeks. Full details

    Espodol Solera Garnatxa d’Empordà
    Espodol Solera Garnatxa d’Empordà