Full Review

Mirat

Mirat
2005 Gran Reserva, Tempranillo, Ribera Del Duero

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 15%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$75

Mirat
2005 Gran Reserva, Tempranillo, Ribera Del Duero

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 15%
Dark burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla, grilled black plum, orange zest, and coconut with a bright, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish with notes of black tea, smoked meat, and leather with fine, drying tannins and moderate oak flavor. A mature Ribera del Duero that’s ready to drink now.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: vanilla, grilled black plum, orange zest, and coconut
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of black tea, smoked meat, and leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mature wine ready to drink now.

The Producer

Bodegas VALDEVIÑAS, S.L.

The Producer
Avda. La Aldehuela, 10
37003 Salamanca
Salamanca, 37003
Spain
34 -975186000

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.