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Tempranillo Wine Details

Description: Cosechado a 24 grados brix en el mes de septiempre; del Valle de San Vicente del viñedo Rincón de Guadalupe con viñas de más de 30 años de antigüedad. Fermentado con orujo durante 12 dias a 18-22 grados centígrados, con remontaje y basuqueo manual. De color rojo granate profundo con tonos violetas, con aromas de frutas rojas frescas, frambuesa, moras, etc. Floral, algo de madera, tabaco, cuero y humo; de muy buen extracto, seco, acidez agradable y de permanencia larga, bien balanceado.

Varietal Definition
The Tempranillo is to Rioja what Pinot Noir is to Burgundy. By far Spain's most noble indigenous grape it has similar characteristics to the Pinot - strawberries when young, earthy vegetal when mature - and it ages very well. It ripens early ('temprana' is the Spanish for 'early') is thick-skinned and gives good colour and extract but low alcohol and acidity. In Rioja it is blended with the more fiery Garnacha and a little Mazuelo and Graciano. It is grown throughout Spain but very much as a grape for blending as opposed to a straight varietal. Outside Spain the grape is quite prolific in Argentina and to a lesser extent in California.


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