Yum! In a word! When you say Spain I’m not ashamed to admit the first thing that pops into my head is Spanish wine. This Tempranillo, well - It’s simply delicious, easy to drink and a lot more new world with rich, generous flavour and tannins than a simple old world style, and let be honest, who doesn’t want to pretend just for a moment they’re sitting on a terrace in Sevilla having a vino in the sun? Altaceno’s Tempranillo is typical of the Spanish style, dark red in colour with a nose of ripe cherries, plum and spices.
The palate is supple, the fruit balanced beautifully with savoury tannins that last for ages and perfect for steak and red meats although with nearly any accompaniment it will simply provide delights for hours. Drink it now, drink it later, it’s up to you!
90% Tempranillo 5% Shiraz 5% Garnacha
Awards and Accolades
Winsor Dobbin, Ciao Magazine "This is one of several very good value Spanish wines imported by Fourth Wave Wine and made from the most famous red grape of Spain; tempranillo. The fruit comes from the high-altitude region of Manchuela in the centre of the country, east of Madrid (think dry, hot days and cold nights). There's plenty of flavour here, with dark berry and blackcurrant flavours to the fore. This would be a very good choice for a Christmas party, or to accompany any backyard barbecue. The price is certainly right."
2014 Vintage: 90 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "This release brings in the red berries. Fresh, juicy, and with just enough depth. Fennel too. Dust and herb notes then add a sense of dryness. I poured a glass and then couldn’t stop myself from diving in for more. Value written all over it. Highly versatile red. Highly recommend."
From the Producer
Totally de-stemmed with a short cold soak before a long, cool fermentation with daily pump-overs to achieve optimum fruit and colour. The core of the blend was aged in stainless steel before three months maturation in seasoned French and American oak. A component of up to ten percent of de-classified Rioja (due to volume constrainers not quality) is added to the blend three months before bottling.
Following a very hot and dry vintage across Spain, late Autumn rains complicated an already delayed harvest. The rains performed a much-needed task in refreshing the vines and ensuring the fruit maintained vibrancy but also reducing yields. The old established vines along with the cooler climate of the higher altitude of Anchuela weathered the conditions well producing a small crop of high-quality fruit.
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