2010 Gran Reserva 'Pata Negra', García Carrión, Valdepenas, Spain
Deep ruby colour with brick red glints. Elegant bouquet of leather and vanilla, with ripe red berry aromas coming through. Full-bodied and balanced, tasty with fruit flavours, spices and velvet tannins that linger on the palate.
The company García Carrión was born in 1890, when the great grandfather of the current owner, José García-Carrión, built a large winery in order to be able to export wine in France. However, the agricultural tradition of the Carrion family goes back several centuries ago. In these 120 years of history García Carrión has been converted in the absolute leader of the wine and juice market in Spain. Its commercial activity is extended to more than 130 countries. The company origin is in the world wine and it is from there where García Carrión is a reference in the global scale. The company strategy to consolidate the big brands of D.O wines as Mayor de Castilla, Viña Arnáiz, Marqués de Carrión, Antaño, Señorío de los Llanos, Pata Negra and Jaume Serra through a adequate combination of exceptional quality with unbeatable prices. To get this objective, García Carrión has carried out a big inversion effort that had had as a consequence the deployment of the highest technology in all the wineries.