Las Ocho 2006
Name wine: Las Ocho 2006
Type: Oak aged red wine
Winery: Chozas Carrascal, D.O. Utiel-Requena
Used on event: Vino Valencia Wine Night at Ginger Loft, November 18, 2009
- Sold in these shops:
- El Corte Inglés – 10,80 €
- Las Añadas de España – 11,25 €
- Navarro Bodeguero – 9,75 €
- Raco de Tastavins – 11,10 €
As the name suggests, this is a blend of eight different grapes (Bobal, Monastrell, Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot), which shows the courage and ambition of the winemakers.
It is no easy task to blend varieties, each with its different cycle and characteristics, into a coherent whole. Each variety is vinified separately with a loving attention to detail, then spends 14 months in oak and another year in bottle before being released.
There is plenty going on in this wine (PB is absolutely mad about it), which combines accessible fruit (red currants), with thicker, darker hints of treacle on toast and a touch of chocolate and vanilla, all at a well-balanced 14% alcohol.
Its range of subtly powerful flavours means that it goes well with a lot of different foods. We are looking forward to seeing what The Ginger Loft opts for.
Vino Valencia Tasting Notes
Appearance: Brilliant black cherry red.
Nose: Fruits (berries or currants), (blue) cheese (DB), smokey.
Palate: A structured sweetness, honey on toast, with a sprinkling of chocolate and vanilla, but with body and elegance.
Ginger Loft food thoughts: Overwhelmed by the infinite possibilities offered by this powerfully flexible wine, they asked for more time to think.