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Academia de los Nocturnos

Academia de los Nocturnos
2016 Tinto, Bobal, Utiel Requena DO

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Academia de los Nocturnos
2016 Tinto, Bobal, Utiel Requena DO

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12.5%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of spiced boysenberries, pencil shavings, and chocolate mint toffee with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, intriguing, medium-length finish displaying notes of cranberry tart a la mode, nutskin, and violet candy with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A fun, spicy red for sipping and super sangria.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, New World & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: spiced boysenberries, pencil shavings, and chocolate mint toffee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cranberry tart a la mode, nutskin, and violet candy
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own, with food and in cocktails
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Duck Fajitas, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun, spicy red for sipping and super sangria.

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Other Spanish Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
While there are several important red wine regions in Spain, such as Rioja, Priorat and Ribera del Duero, other regions are home to some distinctive wines. The largest of these is Castilla-La Mancha, neat the cities of Toledo and Madrid in central Spain. This is one of the largest expanses of vineyards in the world; red wines range from lighter-styled reds to Gran Riservas made from Tempranillo, much in the style of the best wines of Rioja. Wines from La Mancha are relative values.

Other regions include Catalonia in northeastern Spain where Penedès and Empordà wines originate as well as Alicante from the province of Valencia on Spain's south east coast.