Where is Giró from and where can I find it?

For many people, Giró (sometimes referred to as Gironet, although others argue that they are genetically different) is synonymous with, or a very old clone of, Garnacha and it’s the name given to the grape in the Levante region, especially Alicante where you can find increasingly being used by more artisanal producers. Many experts think the grape travelled down from Catalunya in the thirteenth century after the expulsion of the Moors, and began to be planted in the Levante region and the Balearic Islands.

What are Giró's main characteristics?

For winegrowers in the Marina Alta comarca (county) of Alicante, the fine-skinned Giró is appreciated for its good natural acidity (an important asset in hotter climates) and its blend of fresh red fruit aromas and more earthy notes.

What does Giró taste like?

Wines made with Giró tend to be quite pale and light in colour and take on a terracotta hue as they age. They have noticeable tannins but not a marked structure, and give off aromas of fresh strawberries, wet earth, cocoa, and sometimes cherries depending on the soil type.

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