Founded in 1962 and named in honour of San Alejandro who’s remains are in a Franciscan Convent nearby. The brief of this winery is to make great wines from the Terroirs they are blessed with. Their high altitude, bush trained vineyards producer dense and concentrated wines with lovely freshness and vibrancy.
Evodia is an ancient Greek word for perfume and they nailed it in the glass too. Plums, prunes, cherries, smoke, soot, roses and much much more. The flavours follow through to the rich but soft palate which offers a silky finish. Yum.
Calatayud – A continental climate with good rain fall and poor, stoney soils means the conditions are perfect for growing red varieties. This DO is located in the Central Eastern region of Aragon.
Garnacha – Spain’s gift to the world. We know it as Grenache and I think everyone has a soft spot for it in some way. Almost too exuberant in expressing its sweet red fruits and high alcohol, it often needs a little bit of other wines to add moderation, structure and depth. Much like Abbott and Costello. Despite this the wines of Priorat, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rioja and Aussie GSMs have an amazing ability to age for the long term.