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Elvi

Elvi
2018 Herenza Estate Bottled, Rioja

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5%
Kosher
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Elvi
2018 Herenza Estate Bottled, Rioja

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5%
Ruby black color. Smoky aromas of sandalwood incense, palo santo, grilled beets and cherries, and vanilla candle with a silky, vibrant, dry medium body and a tingling, medium-length cherry pit, nut skins, and parchment finish. A bright and juicy Rioja with a lively, pleasing personality and vibrant acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: sandalwood incense, palo santo, grilled beets and cherries, and vanilla candle
Taste Flavor: cherry pit, nut skins, and parchment
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and juicy Rioja with a lively, pleasing personality and vibrant acidity.

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.