Calatayud, known for being Spain's highest-altitude region for Garnacha production, imparts a distinctive character to this grape variety thanks to its unique geographical and climatic conditions. The region experiences dramatic temperature fluctuations, with variations of up to 60°F during the summer. This climatic peculiarity contributes to the creation of wines with rich color, profound character, and a vibrant acidity.
The wine presents an aromatic profile marked by ripe black fruits, complemented by a layer of spices, particularly black pepper. Notably, the wine carries a pronounced minerality, influenced by the diverse range of soil types found in the vineyards.
I loved the nose on the 2019 Breca, which is loaded with spicy red and black fruits as well as notes of sandalwood, dried flowers, herbes de Provence, and some chalky, mineral-like nuances. Beautiful on the palate as well, this medium to full-bodied, elegant, balanced, straight-up gorgeous Garnacha is best drunk over the coming 3-5 years.