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Elvi

Elvi
2016 Herenza Estate Bottled, Rioja

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Kosher
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99
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Elvi
2016 Herenza Estate Bottled, Rioja

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Dark garnet color. Interesting, inviting aromas and flavors of cedar scented candle, buttery sesame brittle and cheese, craisin and over roasted tomato, and tobacco and chalk with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-long finish conveying impressions of dark chocolate toffee, brown butter, and blackberry chutney on rye with fine, chewy tannins. A distinctive and inviting savory old-school tempranillo that is drinking beautifully now.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Old World, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cedar scented candle, buttery sesame brittle and cheese, craisin and over roasted tomato, and tobacco and chalk
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of dark chocolate toffee, brown butter, and blackberry chutney on rye
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Leg Of Lamb, Goulash, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive and inviting savory old-school tempranillo that is drinking beautifully now.

The Importer

Royal Wine Corp.

The Importer
72 New Hook Rd
Bayonne, NJ 07002
USA
1 201-535-9006

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.