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Paso Robles, Tempranillo

Paso Robles, Tempranillo Wine Details
Price: $23.99 per bottle

Description: Deep in color and complexity, a variety of dark fruits and berries highlight the nose of this robust wine. Subtle nots of oak and spice add a luxurious pallet that lingers to a plesant finish.

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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