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Idrias

Idrias
2018 Finca Las Planas, Tempranillo, Somontano

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

Idrias
2018 Finca Las Planas, Tempranillo, Somontano

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14%
Dark dusty ruby garnet color. Herbal aromas and flavors of pickled tomatoes, dressed beets, dill, tellicherry peppercorns, and capers with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish displaying notes of Puttanesca sauce with drying tannins and moderate oak flavor. A savory, herbal Tempranillo for creative pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory & Old World
Aroma Aroma: pickled tomatoes, dressed beets, dill, tellicherry peppercorns, and capers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of Puttanesca sauce
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti Bolognese, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory, herbal Tempranillo for creative pairings.

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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.