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Spanish Winter Reds

$89.00 $109.00

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REGION

Jumilla / Toro / Rioja

VARIETY/TYPE

Monastrell / Grenache / Tempranillo

SIZE

3 x 750 ml Bottles

This 3 bottle pack consists of organic Spanish wines hailing from old vines, located in the DOP regions of Jumilla, Toro and Rioja. These winter-warming reds are full-bodied and a wonderful accompaniment to hearty meals and open fire-places. This 3 pack includes:

  • Matsu El Recio Tempranillo 2019
  • Bodegas Exopto Rioja Bozeto de Exopto 2019
  • Parajes del Valle Jumilla Monastrell 2019 
THE VARIETY

Tempranillo

Strawberry, Vanilla, Black plum, Chocolate, Dried fig

Synonyms: Aragon, Tinto Fino, Valdepenas

Early budding, Early ripening, Moderate climate

The most famous and most planted red grape in Spain! Responsible for making incredible intense, long-lived and most of Spain’s most famous wines. The dominant grape in Rioja where it is common to blend it with indigenous varietals in the famous Rioja Blend. The wines traditionally produced from this grape are medium- to full-bodied with aromas of strawberry, dark plum, red cherry and bay leaf. The best examples of Tempranillo are coming out of Spain from the regions of Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Toro, with a few producers from around Australia trying their hand at the varietal.

THE REGION

Rioja

Located in the North of Spain bordering with Navarra, the region is 100 km long following the path of the River Ebro. Rioja is Broken into three sub-regions that can appear on the wine label, Rioja Alto, Rioja Oriental and Rioja Alavesa. The red wine Rioja Blend, has made Rioja Spain’s most well-known wine region. It is primarily made of Tempranillo but is often blended with Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo and Maturana Tinta. The best Tempranillo based wines are believed to come out of Rioja Alto and Rioja Alavesa.