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Tempranillo Taster

Tempranillo Taster

Three ways with Tempranillo - taste the difference!

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This selection of three excellent wines will give you a good introduction to the Tempranillo grape. 

Polus Maceración Carbónica

  • Producer: Bodegas Loli Casado
  • Region: DOCa Rioja
  • Vintage: 2022
  • ABV: 13%
  • Grape: Tempranillo, Viura

Medium purple with an intense nose of red fruit, this is Bodegas Loli Casado’s red wine made using carbonic maceration, a traditional winemaking technique popular among winemakers in Rioja where the grapes aren’t crushed at all prior to fermentation, but go into the tanks in whole clusters. This traditional winemaking process produces more brightly perfumed flavourful wines which many people associate with aromas like banana or kirsch.

Gomez Cruzado Crianza

  • Producer: Gomez Cruzado
  • Region: DOCa Rioja
  • Vintage: 2019
  • ABV: 14.5%
  • Grape: Tempranillo, Garnacha

Gómez Cruzado Crianza is very much a traditional Riojan crianza, made with Tempranillo grapes and aged for 12 months in American oak barrels. But the inclusion of 25% Garnacha and a 3-day cold maceration before fermenting, give this wine a decidedly modern personality. The Garnacha adds a touch of freshness, and the wine has more aromas of cherries and fruits of the forest than you would get from a single varietal Tempranillo. Whilst the cold maceration brings out more of the colours and flavours from the grape without extracting the tannins. A polished, clean, and very easy-to-enjoy crianza. Not to mention exceptional value for money.

Jaun de Alzate Reserva

Deep red with a medium tawny rim, the wine has a nose packed with red fruit, a touch of white pepper and leathery notes from its time in the barrel. A slightly sweeter palate from the American oak is twinned with darker fruit like blackberry and cherry, as well as impressive acidity and structure. A smooth, sophisticated, but affordable, reserva to drink now or hang on to for a few years.

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