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Tarantas

Tarantas
2016 NSA, Tempranillo, Utiel Requena DO

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13% RS: .148%
No Sulfites & USDA Organic
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99
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Tarantas
2016 NSA, Tempranillo, Utiel Requena DO

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13% RS: .148%
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of stewed blackberries, baked mixed fruit, and taro root with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium-full body and a tingling, medium-length finish imparting notes of chocolate nougat and candied almonds with medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A fruit-packed Tempranillo for warm climate red lovers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: stewed blackberries, baked mixed fruit, and taro root
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of chocolate nougat and candied almonds
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Goulash, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-packed Tempranillo for warm climate red lovers.

The Producer

Bodegas Iranzo

The Producer
Carretera de Madrid 60
Valencia, 46315
Spain

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.