Tasted at the A3 Quebec ( Wine, beer and spirits agencies from Quebec)
A great example of vertical integration in wine
Foco is the wine project of the founders of Importations BMT, an important wine importer in Quebec, Canada. In a business trip to Spain, Laura and Manfred felt hopelessly in love with the hills of Carinena and the sexy allure of a parcel of Garnacha. Quickly they contracted the parcel from the Esteban Martin family and embarked on the adventure of wine making.
Vineyard work was subcontracted to a local winemaker that shares the vision of Laura and Manfred: to make a wine that is the voice of the land and respect nature. I find Foco to be quite representative of the terroir of Carinena and highly recommend it to Spanish wine amateurs.
Foco Garnacha Carinena 2017. SAQ # 13803005, $13.95
Enticing and alluring nose of raspberry with cardammon and roasted black sesame tones. On the palate round with ripe tannins and good equilibrium. Medium aromatically with notes of confit violet and seasoned black fruit. An excellent value for money and widely available in SAQ outlets