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Tempranillo is a red grape variety which forms the backbone of some of the finest wines from Spain & Portugal. Almost every red wine from Rioja has Tempranillo at its core.
Tempranillo means "little early one", a name given to it by Spanish growers who observed its habit of ripening earlier than Garnacha (Grenache), its traditional Spanish blending partner.
Clean and bright. Cherry red color with a youthful violet rim. It is fresh, fruity and intense, with jovial tannin. It is easy to drink.
Surprisingly, "Baronesc". Its 4 months of barrel ageing only tames its' robust and youthful palate.
Intense purple colour with cherry red hues. Fresh nose with plum, cherry and smooth red peppers notes from Cabernet and Merlot. Combined notes with roasted coffee, coconut, honey and vanilla notes given by the French and American oak barrel. Fresh and round- mouth wine with a final astringent touch.
Tones of Crianza with maroon hues and good legs. In the nose, it is intensively aromatic and very pleasant with well-integrated wood. Fresh entry with a balanced acidity.
15.5pts - Jancis Robinson
Finca de los Arandinos offers lightness of Garnacha with aromas of flowers & red berries. There is a beautiful minerality, together with the spiciness & wood hints of the barrel ageing.
Delicate & elegant, with a beautiful freshness, fine texture, nice intensity & persistence with a precise & clean finish. Altogether gives a complex expression for a very unusual Rioja.
"Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo. Recently created project (2008) in Entrena (Rioja Alta) at 600 m. Vineyards from 3 to 65 years old. 13 months in new & used American & French oak. Rioja integrated style. Good winemaking standards. Sweet spices, red fruits & vinous character. It has a medium body with rounded & polished tannins. It has enough acidity to balance the wine. Standard & very drinkable wine." - Jancis Robinson
James Suckling rated 90/100 - Red cherry color and claret rim. Red wild berries aromas with balsamic and some spicy notes from the French oak, that provides delicacy and elegance. It tastes fleshy and powerful in the mouth, yet balanced, refined and silky.
Essence of our land. 5 months in barrel integrates the oak on a festival of ripe fruit with a hint of coffee. Deep red cherry color with a violet rim. Fresh nose, with grosella, plums and blackberries aromas. Light hints of violets and truffles. Well integrated oak providing high toast coffee notes that show a soft aging in oak barrels. In the mouth, it tastes rounded, powerful and lively. Elaboration Once the grape is in the winery, it is passed through a grain sorting table, and therefore they are softly de-stemmed and slightly crushed. Fermentation Alcoholic – We realize a cold soak for 60 h. in an inert atmosphere for a better extraction of fruity aromatic compounds from the grape. Ferments during 10 days at a controlled temperature set at 24ºC, in truncated cones stainless steel tanks of 17.000l. of capacity and we perform a post-fermentative maceration of 15 days. Malolactic – It remains in the tanks with its fine lees during 20 days, and we do a gentle battonage for increasing the volume in the mouth. Barrel Aged in French and American Oak Barrels for 20 weeks.
Deep red cherry color with violet rim. Fresh nose, with wild berries and dark fruits aromas. The oak is very well integrated into the wine, providing well layered high toast coffee notes that show a soft aging in oak barrels. In the mouth, it tastes rounded, powerful and elegant.
A seriously fun wine. 12 month in the barrel has softened the restless character of this modern Ribera.
Intense purple colour with cherry red hues. Fresh nose with red fruits, balsamic and spices notes such as coffee and coconut. An aromatic elegance built on the ageing at French oak barrels. A powerful round-mouth wine, elegant but easy to drink. The result is a wine with a more modern and elegant style so that all people can enjoy it.
Heart of Ribera del Duero. 18 Months of barrel ageing for embodying the best of its region.
With a beautiful red cherry color with ruby rim. It has a very elegant nose with mineral notes, balsamic, blackberries, raspberry and spicy notes from the wood. Lively in the mouth with a very good structure. The wine has a long finish, fleshy and elegant in the mouth.