Wine Advocate 89 points - A custom cuvee from Eric Solomon, Altovinum’s 2013 Evodia is made from 100% old vine Grenache (some of it 100 years old), planted at 850- to 950-meter elevations in pure slate soils. It is a lovely, elegant, feminine-styled Grenache displaying notes of strawberries, cherries, spring flowers and loamy soil undertones in a medium-bodied, refreshing, pure format. Drink it over the next 1-2 years. (Jun 2014)
"Altovinum's 2010 Evodia is 100% Garnacha sourced from the highest elevation vineyards of Garnacha of any DO in Spain. It offers up a slightly exotic nose of earthy minerality, mocha, black cherry, and black raspberry. Savory, concentrated, and with a forward personality, this great value will deliver pleasure over the next 3-4 years." - Robert Parker. For us at Bayway, the '08 was poor, the '09 very good, but the 2010 is far better.
|Bright ruby. Fresh strawberry and raspberry aromas are deepened by notes of licorice, black tea and pungent herbs. Supple in texture, offering sweet red fruit flavors and showing no rough edges. A smoky note comes up with air, adding complexity to a nicely persistent, red berry-dominated finish. Extremely easy to drink, and offering excellent depth and clarity for the money.
|Wine maker notes
|EVODIA is an exciting project in the Denominacion de Origen Calatayud, hailed as one of Spain’s
most progressive and promising wine growing regions. Calatayud is distinguished by its prevalence
of high elevation vineyards planted to the Garnacha variety – in fact, the highest in the entire country.
The vineyards surrounding the small town of Atea reach upwards of 3000 feet – the highest within the