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El Progreso

El Progreso
2015 Roble, Tempranillo, Tierra de Castilla

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$10

El Progreso
2015 Roble, Tempranillo, Tierra de Castilla

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14%
Ruby black color. Aromas of mixed berry jam and roasted nut butters with a velvety, soft, dryish medium body and a brisk unsweetened cocoa powder and lime peel finish with leafy tannins. A tannic wine for beef.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: mixed berry jam and roasted nut butters
Taste Flavor: unsweetened cocoa powder and lime peel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tannic wine for beef.

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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.