Full Review

Spartico

Spartico
2016 Utiel Requena DO

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13% RS: .144%
No Sulfites & USDA Organic
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99
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Spartico
2016 Utiel Requena DO

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13% RS: .144%
Medium color. Aromas of strawberry, stewed plum, vanilla custard, and baking spice with a bright, dry light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-long , prune, and bittersweet chocolate finish with well-integrated tannins. A well-balanced, fruit-forward Spanish blend.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: strawberry, stewed plum, vanilla custard, and baking spice
Taste Flavor: , prune, and bittersweet chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A well-balanced, fruit-forward Spanish blend.

The Producer

Bodegas Iranzo

The Producer
Carretera de Madrid 60
Valencia, 46315
Spain

Other Spanish Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
While there are several important red wine regions in Spain, such as Rioja, Priorat and Ribera del Duero, other regions are home to some distinctive wines. The largest of these is Castilla-La Mancha, neat the cities of Toledo and Madrid in central Spain. This is one of the largest expanses of vineyards in the world; red wines range from lighter-styled reds to Gran Riservas made from Tempranillo, much in the style of the best wines of Rioja. Wines from La Mancha are relative values.

Other regions include Catalonia in northeastern Spain where Penedès and Empordà wines originate as well as Alicante from the province of Valencia on Spain's south east coast.