12-12-2011

In The Glass: Terra Remota Camino 2006

Many probably will guess that the name Terra Remota simply means “remote land” in Catalan and given that this winery is located in Spain, nearly up at the French border, it shouldn’t be a surprise.

Despite the fact that this 2006 vintage of the Camino has 14% alcohol to it (the 2007 brings it back down a notch with 13.5%), it’s a surprisingly food-friendly wine. The tannins are mellow, the flavors rounded, and while the acidity may not be as high as necessary for rampant food pairings, it’s still a solid wine for a meal.

A blend of Syrah, Garntxa, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tempranillo, it’s inky and thick in the glass, but surprisingly light on the palate given the blend. Definitely a worthwhile bottle to pick up if you come across it or its white counterpart, the Caminante.