Just about an hour drive from Madrid lies the wine region of San Martin de Valdeiglesias, where cousins Juan and Santiago Bulnes grow their grapes and make their wines at Bernabelelva. The Navaherreros Garnacha is their entry-level red and itâ€™s a knockout.
They farm biodynamically and harvest the Grenache grapes from several different sites. They then vinify them separately in either steel, concrete or neutral oak – depending on whatâ€™s best for those particular grapes. The result is a sumptuous, full-bodied, red with remarkable liveliness on the finish. This wine is really alive, a genuine crowd pleaser, and for around $14 you can afford to satisfy quite a crowd.
With your glass full of sweet cherry, raspberry and nutmeg, how about a paella or maybe a rich, warming beef stew? No paella? No problem. Fire up a spicy loaded pizza and youâ€™re in business. Cheers.