Full Review

Legón

Legón
2019 Crianza, Ribera Del Duero

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .105%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24

Legón
2019 Crianza, Ribera Del Duero

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .105%
Indigo color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered pomegranate moving to coco puffs cereal, new shoe leather, thai basil, and menthol with a velvety, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long finish with accents of black cherry and blackberry, fresh oregano, candied walnut, and vanilla glaze with light oak flavor. A big red for the warmer months to sip on the patio while leisurely eating a steak sandwich.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered pomegranate moving to coco puffs cereal, new shoe leather, thai basil, and menthol
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of black cherry and blackberry, fresh oregano, candied walnut, and vanilla glaze
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big red for the warmer months to sip on the patio while leisurely eating a steak sandwich.

The Producer

BODEGAS VILANO S.COOP

The Producer
AVENIDA TINTA DEL PAÍS,2
BURGOS
PEDROSA DE DUERO, BURGOS 09314
Spain
34 947-530029

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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.