Franck Massard El Mago Organic Garnacha

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Award Winning Franck Massard El Mago Organic Garnacha

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Tasting Note

This is dangerously easy to drink. It smells and tastes like strawberries, with the merest suggestion of spice, and it's extraordinarily soft-textured, with such gentle tannins that they almost go unnoticed. However, thanks to the high-altitude vineyards, there is nice, crisp acidity that keeps everything fresh. On the finish, the strawberry fruit gives way to an intriguing hint of blood oranges and blanched almonds.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Red - Smooth, Medium Bodied

  • Franck Massard

  • Franck Massard

  • Spain

  • Catalunya

  • 2017

  • Drink now

  • 75cl

  • Screwcap

  • 13%

  • Yes


Organic wine made with Garnacha (Grenache) from the DO Terra Altá. The area benefits from two winds: the Cierzo, coming from the land - dry and cold in winter and warm in summer; and the Garbi, a more humid sea wind blowing at night, which refreshes the vines and contributes to fruit ripening. Grapes are hand-harvested from vines located in the highest altitude areas and grown on silt and limestone soils. After picking, skin-contact with the juice for 12 days, followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 24ºC. Matured for seven months on fine lees in stainless steel, before bottling in June. El Mago means 'The Wizard' - echoing the magic of changing grapes into wine. It is also a contraction of the names of Franck's daughter Maya and son Hugo: the latter at 5 years old being the master designer responsible for the drawing on the label.

Food Recommendation

The combination of silky-softness and crisp acidity make this an extremely versatile food wine. Delicious on its own, it would also be perfect with our local noodle bar's Duck and Black Bean Sauce, or with a selection of meat, fish and vegetable tapas. But try it with virtually anything and we're sure you will be delighted.


  • Best wine match with LOR BAK FIVE SPICE PORK SPRING ROLLS.
    These delicious, crisp little parcels of spice- infused pork cry out for a juicy, fruity red. The lovely Ping and I have worked together on a number of Malaysian food and wine matching events, so I’ve come to know her style of food, and what wines work. This recipe is delicate, with subtle spice and sweetness. Step up El Mago Organic Garnacha, a cheeky, boisterous and upbeat little red from Spain; juicy, fruity, and with not a hint of oak in sight, it’s a joyful, red berry and spice-packed gem, with the natural fruit sweetness to match Ping’s recipe. El Mago means ‘wizard’ in Spanish; and this is indeed a wizardly, fresh, lighter style red, which is just perfect with Asian cuisine.

    • Crumbs Magazine
    • Angela Mount
  • Massard was Best Sommelier in the UK in 1996 and now makes, not serves, the wine. This is an unoaked, organic offering from the highest parts of Terra Altá. Pure and silky, with smooth tannins, there's plenty of appeal, with black cherries, liquorice and spice. Fantastic value.

    • Decanter Magazine
    • Weekday Wines
  • Sumptuous and abundantly-fruited Catalan Garnacha from a project run by the French former UK Sommelier of the Year Franck Massard, this ripples with ripe brambly-berry fruit in refreshingly juicy mode, the tannins svelte and smooth.

    • The Wine Gang

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