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Granza

Granza
2015 Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14% RS: .184%
Organically Grown Grapes
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99

Granza
2015 Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14% RS: .184%
Black violet color. Aromas of egg salad, fruit punch, and pico de gallo with a round, bright, full body and a breezy cocoa powder, walnuts, and fig bar finish with gritty tannins and moderate oak flavor. An inky wine for sturdy meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: egg salad, fruit punch, and pico de gallo
Taste Flavor: cocoa powder, walnuts, and fig bar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An inky wine for sturdy meals.

The Producer

Bodegas Matarromera

The Producer
Ctra. Renendo-Pesquera KM 30
Valbuena de Duero, Valladolid ES-47359
Spain
34 -983485004/24

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.