Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Mar 26, 2011 Bodegas Leceranas Evohé Garnacha Vinas Viejas 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestAragon, Spain www.evohegarnacha.com $18-22 +664367 available at BC Liquor stores and select private liquor storesGarnacha is the king of reds in Spain – the country’s most widely planted red grape. And in the relatively untouched Aragon, where Bodegas Leceranas is sited, is the ancestral area of Garnacha in Spain. The hand-picked old vines (vinas viejas) in this bottle are roughly 65 years old, though there are some in the area said to be well into their second century. The famers that grow the grapes for Evohe have done so for generations, so you can rightly expect a wine that is steeped in tradition. This wine is fermented in the village’s 100-year-old concrete vats, using natural wild yeasts, and is then clarified by filtering it through fine mesh. There is no oak treatment, and no bottle aging on this red, resulting in a vibrant and fruit forward wine, with ripe and rich raspberry, violet and pepper aromas. The palate is fresh and tannins are light and smooth, buoyed by cherry, red currants, anise, dark floral and kirsch flavours. If you want to try a historically evocative Garnacha, this is it. Savor with pork tenderloin, or grill up smoked Chorizo alongside local potatoes for a little Patatas Con Chorizo.Bodegas Leceranas was begun in 2006 by three young wine enthusiasts: Ricardo Mosteo, Henrik Heikel and Alfonso Mort. Their philosophy is to produce modern wines using traditional techniques to celebrate Garnacha, so intrinsic to Aragon, in northeast Spain. The definition of Evohe doesn’t translate directly into English, but it is related to the exotic cry associated with Bacchic delight. Maybe that explains the stunning and stylized label.The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival starts next week! With Spain this year’s theme region, DRINK will be profiling exclusively Spanish wines leading up to the main event. Watch for tweets, postings, photos, tasting notes and features posted from the week-long festival. There are still a few tickets available to select events.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)EATrecommendsBodegas Leceranas Evohé Garnacha Vinas Viejas 2009There is no oak treatment, and no bottle aging on this red, resulting in a vibrant and fruit forward wine, with ripe and rich raspberry, violet and pepper aromas. The palate is fresh and tannins are light and smooth, buoyed by cherry, red currants, anise, dark floral and kirsch flavours. If you want to try a historically evocative Garnacha, this is it. Savor with pork tenderloin, or grill up smoked Chorizo alongside local potatoes for a little Patatas Con Chorizo.Red WineSpainWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.