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Tempranillo Rosé

Tempranillo Rosé Wine Details
Price: $19.00 per bottle

Description: The beautiful color of this is complimented with the aromas of Rose, lime, and red raspberry. Slight creaminess balanced by acidity makes this the perfect warm weather and winter holiday wine. The lingering finish is fresh with citrus and berries.

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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