Aragon is a landlocked region in northeastern Spain comprising the provinces of Huesca, Zaragoza and Teruel. It's bisected by the Ebro River, with the Pyrenees Mountains in its north. Aragon is known for its ornate, Moorish-influenced Mudéjar architecture, represented in the 1686 Basilica of Nuestra Senora del Pilar in Zaragoza. Aragon lies in the northeast of Spain, right along the center of the Ebro Valley which runs encased by the beginnings of two important mountain ranges: the Pyrenees in the north and the Iberic System in the south. Because of this, the climate in Aragon changes drastically from one part to another, meaning the temperature can be subzero in the areas closer to the Pyrenees while those closer to the Monegros desert could be suffering from unbearable heat. Although Aragon is not a very popular tourist destination, it's a place to consider while visiting Spain because of its cuisine, which together with the excellent variety of Aragon wines is the perfect excuse for a weekend visit.
Evodia Aragon, Garnacha 2017
From Robert Parker: "This blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah aged in concrete and demi-muid is a custom cuvée from importer Eric Solomon. Made from very old head-pruned vines that are not irrigated in pure slate soils, some of the vines are close to 100 years of age." This is a fruit bomb, so those not wanting flavor, or in search of wimpy wines need to consider a light beer. Deep ruby/plum purple, with loads of blueberry and black currant fruit, underlying crushed rock notes and some floral scents are all present in this remarkable wine.
90 pts. Robert Parker