Calatayud Wine

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This region, located in the southwest of the Aragon near Zaragoza has evolved from being mainly a bulk wine-producing area to one with more of a distinguished association. The combination of hot and dry summers with high altitude vineyards ensures wines rich in character but without excessive alcohol content. 
 
The majority of these big, bold wines are produced from Garnacha. The region is known for using fruit from older vines and the local wine authority, the Consejo Regulador, has set quality standards based on vine age. Those grown from vines 50 years old or older are given the classification “Calatayud Superior” and are highly sought-after, commanding top prices. 
 
Rosados from Garnacha are also quite common. Other grapes grown in Calatayud are Tempranillo and Mazuelo. Some whites are produced from Viura (Macabeo), Malvasia and Chardonnay. 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Macabeo

    Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region,...

  • Garganega

    History of the grape: Garganega is a white varietal that has been grown in the region for centuries. It is a primary ...

  • Grenache

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  • Tres Ojos Calatayud Old Vines Garnacha 2011

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    Binny's 3/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Ateca Atteca Garnacha Calatayud Old Vines 2013

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    Very pleasant on the palate with fruit and vanilla overtones with just a faint hint of sweetness. Finish has a slight citrus note than lingers pleasantly. I really like this wine. I paired it very successfully with grilled chicken and roasted vegetables and had another glass after dinner for my dessert. Read More

    Wine review by Rustyfiddler


  • Bodegas Breca Garnacha Old Vines 2011

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    Deep ruby shades. Dark berry fruits with a tobacco finish. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • "As of 2010, Airén was estimated to be the world's 3rd most ... ... but the second was from Calatayud. Seems most all the plants there are grown up hillsides above 1700 feet. Later had plenty from Campo de Borja, too. Just for completeness' sake, here are some other names for garnacha/grenache I've run across:Abundante, Aleante, Aleantedi Riv... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • Layer Cake Garnacha 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Popmuseum


  • Breca 2010

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Las Rocas Garnacha Calatayud Do 2012

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    Fairly direct aromas of cherry. In the mouth there's a bit more development of flavors integrating some earth and toast, on the mid palate alongside the dark red fruit. There's a welcome touch of spice on the finish, in the front of the mouth. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Los Rocas Garnacha 2005

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    rating refers to 2012 vintage Read More

    Wine review by CalKid


  • Papa Luna Calatayud 2010

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    a very drinkable wine, yet something tart or....was it sweet? that caused me to down rate it. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Bodegas Ateca Garnacha Honoro Vera Calatayud 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


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