2018 La Nave Tinto
Producer: Macrobert & Canals
Variety: Garnacha, Tempranillo, Carignan
Region: Rioja, Spain
jones black cherry soda / figgy plums / positive tea leaf reading
Bryan Macrobert grew up in Swartland, South Africa and was raised by a family of farmers, so viticulture has basically been written into his DNA from the beginning. Is that how DNA works? Bryan moved to Rioja when he fell in love with both the unique rugged terroir, and a woman who is now his wife! I would tell you her name except the internet oddly describes her only as "a girl from Rioja". This fresh tempranillo blend is a juicy and clean expression with some soft spices kicking around. Another great example of value from sunny dry Spain.