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THE TEMP Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: Perfumed and spicy in the nose. Big, rich and warm with spicy notes. Rich with mineral notes, bay leaf and subtle mint, and cedar. Chocolate cherries cedar and earthy mineral flavors also contribute to a wine that is long and complex. This is only our second commercial bottling of Tempranillo.

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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