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Toro Loco

Toro Loco
2015 Utiel Requena DO

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12.5%
Certified Organic
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8.99
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Toro Loco
2015 Utiel Requena DO

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12.5%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of incense, cinnamon tea, sumac, and tagine with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, carefree cranberry and tobacco finish with papery tannins and moderate oak flavor. A seemingly Moroccan themed tempranillo; very interesting.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: incense, cinnamon tea, sumac, and tagine
Taste Flavor: cranberry and tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Tikka Masala, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A seemingly Moroccan themed tempranillo; very interesting.

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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.