A Grenache for Great Grape Day!

For my very first Great Grape Day, which also turned out to be my very first post here on Wine Sediments, I decided to consult with my friends at one of my favorite wine shoppes here in Fairfield, CT, Black Rock Wines and Liquors.

I just asked that he find me a decent bottle of Grenache for fewer than 12 dollars. I was presented with a $7 bottle of Borsao Red Wine, a nice, simple Spanish blend (75% Grenache and 25% Tempranillo). It is a little fruity, but not so much that it’s overpowering. Also has a little bit of a peppery undertone that made me think I might have enjoyed it more with spicy tapas.

Instead, I made a quick little pizza for dinner with fresh basil, garlic, tomatoes, and proscuitto and the flavors worked well together. The saltiness of the prosciutto and the sweetness of the basil and roasted garlic is what enhanced the peppery flavor of the wine.  All in all, this is definitely a great value at only 7 dollars a bottle. I would buy this wine again and serve it with something like a spicy flank steak and Spanish rice.  This is definitely a red that could stand to be chilled ever so slightly (especially considering it is the hottest day of the year here in CT!)

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