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Wine of the week: 2013 Lo Brujo Garnacha 


Calatayud, Spain

Retail $14

Lo Brujo, which translates to "the witch" or "feminine sorcerer," is produced at the 100-year-old Bodega Virgen de la Sierra, a small winery in the town of Villarroya de la Sierra in northeastern Spain's Aragon region. Sustainably farmed vineyards are situated on the slopes of the Sierra de la Virgen mountain range at up to 2,625 feet above sea level. The elevation allows grapes to develop balance between residual sugar and potentially high alcohol content. The climate features hot dry summers and cold winters. Garnacha grapes were sourced from bush vines averaging 50 years old. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and matured in the bottle for nine months. In the glass, it exhibits aromas of raspberry, blueberry and spice. On the palate, taste cherry, blackberry, minerality and bright acidity. Drink it with paella, tuna, roasted pork, leg of lamb, grilled meats and fowl. Buy it at: Spirit Wine.


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