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Amigos y Amantes

Amigos y Amantes
2015 Tempranillo, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13% RS: .4%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$6.99

Amigos y Amantes
2015 Tempranillo, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13% RS: .4%
Bright dark garnet color. Aromas of spiced mazard cherries, clove tinged tobacco, planked oak, and crushed gravel with a medium body and a medium finish with earthy, woody tannins. A jazzy classic nose and some surprising spices shine in this Tempranillo.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: spiced mazard cherries, clove tinged tobacco, planked oak, and crushed gravel
Taste Flavor: medium
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Chops, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A jazzy classic nose and some surprising spices shine in this Tempranillo.

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Tempranillo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Tempranillo is the principal grape of Rioja, Spain's most famous red wine. The variety has beautiful red cherry, blackberry and mulberry fruit with medium-weight tannins, good acidity and complexity. it is generally aged in older oak barrels in Rioja to soften the wine.

Tempranillo is also grown in other regions of Spain, such as Ribera del Duero and La Mancha. It also produces important wines in Portugal and Argentina and is planted in countries such as Mexico, the United States and Australia.

While there are some lighter versions made for early consumption, a typical Tempranillo ages very well, anywhere from five to seven for a medium-bodied version to twenty to thirty years for a Gran Riserva Rioja. They pair well with most red meats and spicy dishes, from empanadas to game birds.