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Matarromera

Matarromera
2014 Granza, 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

Matarromera
2014 Granza, Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14% RS: .184%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of wet wood and chocolate berries with a dryish medium body and a breezy finish with accents of dried sour cherries and tangerine. A nicely balance tempranillo with bright fruit and food friendly structure

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: wet wood and chocolate berries
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of dried sour cherries and tangerine
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely balance tempranillo with bright fruit and food friendly structure

The Importer

Natural Merchants, Inc.

The Importer
560-A NE F St, Suite 330
Grants Pass, OR 97526
USA
1 530-554-2333

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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.