Full Review

Rayen

Rayen
2017 Tempranillo, Tierra de Castilla

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$13.99

Rayen
2017 Tempranillo, Tierra de Castilla

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14%
Dusty black ruby color. Aromas of baked plums, toffee, and coconut with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length black pepper, roasted marcona almonds, and raisin finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A rich and ripe tempranillo.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: baked plums, toffee, and coconut
Taste Flavor: black pepper, roasted marcona almonds, and raisin
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and ripe tempranillo.

The Producer

Terramagna Group

The Producer
Ctra. Rincón Del Moro, KM 10
FINCA TRIFILLAS, Lietor 02410
Spain
34 34-667407944

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.