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Bryn Mawr Tempranillo

Bryn Mawr Reserve Tempranillo Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: The 2003 Tempranillo is a rich, dark, red wine with blueberry and blackberry flavors. The fruit is very forward. This wine is highly structured with firm tanins, yet has a soft mouth feel. Though still young, this wine has manners and respect. It is drinking well now, and with long legs it will make tremendous strides on its long journey. This is a wonderful wine that has great aging potential. Follow this wine as it matures, taste the elegance that emerges with the passage of time in the bottle! Try a soft Gorgonzola, with the Tempranillo. Ciresa makes a great one!

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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