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Vertvs

Vertvs
2017 Tempranillo, Valencia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Organically Grown Grapes
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99

Vertvs
2017 Tempranillo, Valencia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Ruby garnet color. Sweet aromas of blueberry gelato, vanilla pound cake, and artisan floral candle with a slightly chewy, soft, fruity medium body and a warming, relaxed underripe blackberry, black tea, peppercorns, and kung pao with peanuts finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A juicy, curvy tempranillo for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: blueberry gelato, vanilla pound cake, and artisan floral candle
Taste Flavor: underripe blackberry, black tea, peppercorns, and kung pao with peanuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Sandwich, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, curvy tempranillo for the table.

The Importer

Natural Merchants, Inc.

The Importer
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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.