In a nutshell: An intense, tangily fruity and fragrantly scented northern Spanish white from the province of Aragon.
The lowdown: The white Garnacha Blanco (Grenache Blanc) grape is what makes up this tasty Aragonese wine. It's a grape which, when looked after well as it is here, can lead to a richly flavoured wine with a generous body. After fermentation it spent two months on its lees in French oak barrels which added a bit of extra complexity. The nose is quite intense and heady with herbs and floral notes sitting alongside the citrus aromas. In the mouth it's ripe and exotic with a mix of passionfruit, grapefruit and pineapple giving a real tropical feel. It's also got elegance and length allowing the balance between freshness and sturcture to show really well.
When to drink: With its tangy aromatics it's great with meaty fish, shellfish and a seafood paella.
Bodegas Care sits not far from the town of Cariñena, one of the oldest wine producing regions of Aragon in north east Spain. A relative newcomer, they started up in 2000 and make all their wines from their own vineyards at Finca Bancales and Finca Cadillos which extend to around 100 hectares in total. The modern winery which sits among the vineyards is most definitely 'state of the art' and is under the direction of Nacho Lazaro, owner and head winemaker. The wines they make are all excellent value and focus on Garnacha and Cariñena for the reds and Garnach Blanca and Chardonnay for the whites.