2008 Garnacha "Xiloca" (Vinae Mureri)
Vinae Mureri, Garnacha "Xiloca," Ribera del Jiloca, Aragón, Spain 2008100% Garnacha LUSH, JUICY RASPBERRY PIE, TANGY, YOUTHFUL In Jiloca at Pago de la Moratilla, the locals claim this is the birthplace of the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. José Antonio Martín returns to his hometown to work the high altitude, very old, low-yielding Garnacha vines of his forefathers. Coaxing juicy raspberry fruit from vines growing between 3,000 and 4,000 feet, the Xiloca [SHEE-low-kah] is dark purple in the glass with loads of extracted flavor and cedar, spices with cherry. Super-accessible with a lush fruit center, this modern style is silky, seductive and rich. Xiloca is an exciting wine and new region. Vines average 80 years old and yields are extremely low. Serving Suggestion: Porchetta with white pepper roasted potatoes; chicken in a red sweet style bbq sauce; prime rib with a black pepper and thyme rub.