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Tempranillo Rosé, Rhinefarm Vineyard

Tempranillo Rosé, Rhinefarm Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: A dry, Spanish style rosé made for outdoor dining, the fresh, red fruit flavors make it sip more like a nervy light red than a typical blush wine. Assertive red currant and cherry aromas lead to vivid raspberry and strawberry flavors in this memorable, light ruby-colored wine. A delicious aperitif, this rose is also a great pairing for the grill, and any kind of shellfish.

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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