Medium ruby-red in color and full of Black Cherry and Plums with very full tannins and a hint of Exotic Spice on the nose. This wine is a great example of a historic varietal used to make wine using more modern winemaking techniques and blending the terroir of La Mancha with the bright fruits in Tempranillo. This wine will compliment Empanadas, Sausage or Grilled Pork.
I was introduced to this wine while visiting a winery outside of Madrid. This winery is known for their precision with varietals. Every wine they make is a clear and well-made example of the varietal. Whenever I visit, it is like being family. The winery is run by Father and Daughter and they are involved in everything from the vineyard to the bottle. It is hands-on management with passion. Caring about the wine is one of the most important ingredients.
La Mancha was an important wine region for the Romans and it continued to be under Moorish Rule. Because of its location near Madrid, this was the region that supplied this large city with the intense wines they demanded. It is one of the most extreme climates in Europe ranging from 10 to 113 degrees. Over the last decade growers and winemakers have adjusted their techniques to take advantage of this extreme climate rather than submit to it. By using it to their advantage along with modern winemaking techniques, they are producing vibrant bold wines that can be consumed right away.
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