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NV Tempranillo, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$6
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NV Tempranillo, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
Dark violet color. Aromas of butterscotch pudding, dried fruit, minestrone, cigarettes, and sweet coffee with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and an effortless, rapid chocolate genache, strawberry Twizzlers, and earth finish with leafy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A quaffable red for the table and beyond.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: butterscotch pudding, dried fruit, minestrone, cigarettes, and sweet coffee
Taste Flavor: chocolate genache, strawberry Twizzlers, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sloppy Joe’s, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A quaffable red for the table and beyond.

The Producer

Vins Arterra Canada

The Producer
175 Chemin Marieville
Rougemont, Quebec JOL 1MO
Canada
1 514-861-2404

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.