Wine Advocate 89 points - A custom cuvee from Eric Solomon, Altovinum’s 2013 Evodia is made from 100% old vine Grenache (some of it 100 years old), planted at 850- to 950-meter elevations in pure slate soils. It is a lovely, elegant, feminine-styled Grenache displaying notes of strawberries, cherries, spring flowers and loamy soil undertones in a medium-bodied, refreshing, pure format. Drink it over the next 1-2 years. (Jun 2014)
Glass-staining ruby. Aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, smoky minerals and white pepper, with a suggestion of candied rose. Supple on entry, then firmer in the mid-palate, with vibrant flavors of black and blue fruits and floral pastilles. Finishes with powerful blue fruit and spice notes and very good length.
|Wine maker notes
|EVODIA is an exciting project in the Denominacion de Origen Calatayud, hailed as one of Spain’s
most progressive and promising wine growing regions. Calatayud is distinguished by its prevalence
of high elevation vineyards planted to the Garnacha variety – in fact, the highest in the entire country.
The vineyards surrounding the small town of Atea reach upwards of 3000 feet – the highest within the