Merlot, Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Somontano, Aragon, Spain
Alc. 13.5 %
Glárima comes from Somontano, a small wine region in northeastern Spain, located in the larger region of Aragon. Somontano translates to "under the mountains", which is where you'll find these vineyards, at the base of the central Pyrenees mountains, just 60 kms from France. There are 8 different red grapes and 7 white that are authorized for production in this DO (which was only established in 1984). In addition to the common, international varietals found in Glárima, unique native grapes like Moristel and Parraleta are also present. Somontano is differentiated from most of Aragon and inland Spain because of its higher rainfall and many waterways that create a unique, lush landscape. Clay and sandstone soils cover most of the region, within a continental climate. The Glárima Tinto Joven is harvested from the Finca Torresa-les vineyard. Enjoy within the next 3 years and chill to 17C.
The colour of Welch's grape jelly, ruby core with purple reflections.
Intense aromatics that have brambly berries billowing out of the glass. The raspberry and cherry are accented by savoury herbs, cured meats and underbrush. Wet concrete and mineral notes bring the wine some earthiness.
Winemakers of Somontano are proud of the drinkability of their wines, noting that the key to success is the the harmony of fruit, alcohol and acidity. Medium bodied, presenting strong acidity that is mouth watering with lightly drying tannins. Ample, tart, red berries such as strawberries, cherries and currants, with herbal black tea, cracked black pepper and bitter plum skin. The finish is light and carries a touch of heat.
Aragon is known for lamb dishes and meats flavoured with peppers and onions. Or try a traditional chicken dish, Pollo al Chilindrón is made with onions, tomatoes and red peppers.