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Contempo

Contempo
2018 Tempranillo, Vino de Castilla

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

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

Contempo
2018 Tempranillo, Vino de Castilla

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13%
Garnet color. Aromas of grape jam, toffee, black olive, vanilla, and clove with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and an effortless, brisk berry confection and hint of cedar finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A fun and fruity and wildly accessible Tempranillo.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: grape jam, toffee, black olive, vanilla, and clove
Taste Flavor: berry confection and hint of cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun and fruity and wildly accessible Tempranillo.

The Importer

BravoVino, Inc.

The Importer
1121 Military Cutoff Road, Ste C-350
Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
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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.