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EdenVale Pear House Collection Tempranillo

EdenVale Pear House Reserve Collection Tempranillo Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: A lucious red wine from the Rioja region of Spain. Very rich and powerful with characters of cherry pipe tobacco, leather and anise. Lots of black cherry fruit notes with an irresistable silky mouthfeel.

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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