Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

National Grenache Day

September 19 was National Grenache/Garnacha Day.

What better way to celebrate than by sipping on a glass and learning more about the wine and how it came to be...

In my glass...

With a nose and mouth of dark berries, pepper and oak, this wine was smooth on the palate with a rich mouth appeal and bold red in color.

About Las Rocas Garnacha (from the winemakers)

The vibrant red color of our 2009 Garnacha hints at its rich dark cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors. This well-structured wine integrates nuances of oak with round tannins to deliver a rich palate of decadent fruit flavors.
By cold-soaking the grapes prior to fermentation, we extracted the full range of color and flavors for whichGarnacha is widely renowned. We fermented the grapes for 15 days at temperatures between 75°F and 82°F. Malolactic fermentation softened the mouthfeel and added depth and nuance to the Garnacha. A portion of the wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for nearly one year.

 Typically called Grenache in the United States and France, this Spanish table wine received 90+ points by the Wine Advocate, and was a very enjoyable sipping wine that I would definitely drink again.

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