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About This Wine
This wild, pomegranate-coloured rosado comes from a tiny, 60 year old, single vineyard called El Cuchillejo. Here the red-juiced Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet) vines grow on chalky/clay soils at 930 meters of altitude, on the slopes of the Olmos de Duero valley. There are three hours of skin contact before the juice is bled off into small inox vats where the wine ferments without additions. Naturally clarified over winter, the wine is bottled unfiltered the following spring. It has the perfume and flavours of tangy Roséhip and cranberry with a squirt of raspberry and a crunchy, savoury close. Scores high on the deliciousness scale. Sadly the total production is a measly 500 bottles which makes the price even more remarkable
|Region||Ribera Del Duero|
|Brand||Bodegas Maestro Tejero|
Wines of Spain
With 2.9 million acres of land planted in wine grapes, Spain is the most widely planted wine producing nation and second largest producer in the world. Many styles of wine are produced in the country most of which are based on native grape varietals.
The two most famous regions are Rioja and Ribera del Duero for their Tempranillo production. Rioja Tempranillo (the classic) will be lighter and fresher with red fruit flavours as compared to those from Ribera del Duero that are often deep purple, higher in alcohol with more tannins and intense black fruit character. Rioja is also known for producing Garnacha (Grenache), as well as rich, nutty whites from the indigenous Viura varietal.
In the Catalonia region, Spain is recognized for making a sparkling wine in the traditional method but using native grape varieties. This is called Cava. Priorat, a subregion within Catalonia specializes in making still red blends of Garnacha, Carignan and often Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon in a bold and full-bodied style. Together with Rioja, wines from Priorat have achieved DOCa/DOQ status signifying their quality.
Sherry is Spain’s famous fortified wine which can either be completely dry, lusciously sweet or somewhere in between. This is made in the southern region of Jerez.
Other notable Spanish wine styles include: Monastrell (AKA. Mataro/Mourvèdre), produced in the Jumilla region and refreshing white Albariño and Verdejo from north western Galacia.