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Campo Viejo

Campo Viejo
2016 Tempranillo, Rioja DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Campo Viejo
2016 Tempranillo, Rioja DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5%
Violet color. Aromas of red and black licorice, dried figs and dates, and raspberry liqueur with a gritty, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, breezy dried mint and ginseng finish with coarse tannins and light oak flavor. Lay this Tempranillo down for several years to mellow its tannins.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: red and black licorice, dried figs and dates, and raspberry liqueur
Taste Flavor: dried mint and ginseng
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Braised Argentine Steaks, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Lay this Tempranillo down for several years to mellow its tannins.

The Producer or Importer

Pernod Ricard USA

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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.