Los Dos 2010
Stainless steel tanks
The fun and fruity character of Los Dos might seem simple at first taste, but Grenache and Syrah have been making happy noise together for centuries in the southern Rhône Valley. The grape duo are no less rewarding in this wine, showing oodles of fruit such as mulberries, boysenberries, and raspberries. Drink soon for best effect.
From slopes on the edge of the Sierra Iberica, just south of Navarra where Garnacha is king, this special cuvée blends Syrah with rich Garnacha produced from vines of 35 to 50 years of age. The resulting wine exhibits an elegance rarely encountered in the wines from this DO. Fermentation is classical, with no carbonic maceration. Aging is entirely in stainless steel. The wine is immediately aromatic, full and friendly on the palate, and finishes with a refined length.
About the Winery
“Los Dos” is Spanish for “both,” and the name refers to wines that are blends of two complementary grapes, Garnacha and Syrah. Los Dos is fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel while Los Dos En Barrica is aged in French barriques. Bodegas Aragonesas wines are produced by a group of noteworthy winemakers in DO Campo de Borja in the Aragon region of northeastern Spain. Red wines predominate in this DO, with Garnacha playing a leading role. Syrah, however, is not often seen in this part of Spain, though common in France's Rhone Valley. For this area in Spain, blending Syrah with Garnacha was an unusual winemaking decision, but has proven to be a worthwhile undertaking that has set these wines apart.