Full Review

Castillo De Monlero

Castillo De Monlero
2022 Tempranillo, Valencia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13% RS: .15%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10
Best Buy

Castillo De Monlero
2022 Tempranillo, Valencia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13% RS: .15%
Brick red color. Aromas and flavors of spiced apple skins, cascara tea, and tart cherry with a velvety, vibrant, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of cinnamon dusted cherry, white plum, and acai with chewy, well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. A nice Tempranillo to have around the house as a daily drinker.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: spiced apple skins, cascara tea, and tart cherry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cinnamon dusted cherry, white plum, and acai
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice Tempranillo to have around the house as a daily drinker.

The Importer

Boutique Bev

The Importer
1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste CC #220
Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
1 910-210-6162

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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.