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De Alto de Amo

De Alto de Amo
2012 Rioja DOC

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Category: Red Rioja

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.00
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De Alto de Amo
2012 Rioja DOC

Pair this wine with:

Category: Red Rioja

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5%
Garnet. Aromas of beeswax, cedar, blackberries and gherkins with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a pencil shaving, apple skin, and sour cherry nuanced finish with plump, chewy tannins. A very good table wine.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style:
Aroma Aroma: beeswax, cedar, blackberries and gherkins
Taste Flavor: pencil shaving, apple skin, and sour cherry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing:
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very good table wine.
The Producer or Importer

Clos Du Val Wine Co.

The Producer or  Importer
5330 Silverado Trl
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-261-5200
Red Rioja
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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Rioja is Spain's most famous wine region. Located in north central Spain, there are three zones: Rioja Alta ("higher", named for the elevation of the vineyards), Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja ("lower"; this is the warmest subzone).

Red Rioja is produced primarily from the Tempranillo variety, while white Rioja is made from the Viura grape. The red (tinto) version is much more celebrated; not only for the complexity of the wines, but also their longevity, as the best Gran Riserva versions drink well at 20-30 years of age.

Rioja Tinto is medium-full with a combination of red and black fruit notes intermingled with distinctive brown spice and tobacco notes. Tannins are medium-full and acidity is quite good. Pair with a wide array of foods, from chorizo to grilled steaks and roast pork.

Rioja Blanco is medium-bodied and is quite dry with notes of melon, apple and white flowers. Generally unoaked, these should be consumed fresh and paired with shellfish and lighter tapas and poultry.