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Castillo de Monlero

Castillo de Monlero
2018 Estate Bottled, Tempranillo, Valencia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$10

Castillo de Monlero
2018 Estate Bottled, Tempranillo, Valencia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of buttery chocolate toffee, berries on the vine, dusty herbs, caper berry, and polished oak with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish conveying notes of sour cherry juice, flint, and parchment with well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. An earthy and juicy tempranillo that will make for interesting pairing opportunities.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: buttery chocolate toffee, berries on the vine, dusty herbs, caper berry, and polished oak
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of sour cherry juice, flint, and parchment
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy and juicy tempranillo that will make for interesting pairing opportunities.

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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.