Tempranillo 2015

In Spain, the Tempranillo grape is typically viewed as royalty as it accounts for over 50% of the country's quality wine. It is planted in nearly every winemaking region and is traditionally viewed as the grape best able to embody the true terroir of the land. This wine is no different as it encapsulates La Mancha's duality: rich history and modern technology.

Wine Production

Fermentation in stainless steel, temperature-controlled vats. Maceration for 16 days.

Tasting Notes

Ruby-red with garnet highlights, this wine shows the aromas typical to La Mancha: black cherries, raspberries, strawberry jam, and spices. However, underneath those aromas, pervasive minerality and spiciness add to the complexity of this delicious wine. On the palate, crisp acidity, smooth tannins, and a moderate to full body give this wine great structure and ultimate ageworthiness.

Food Pairing

Especially recommended for medium-aged sheep and goat’s milk cheeses. It is best with lamb and goat meat but can also be paired with veal and beef. Ideal for stews, such as the Asturian ham and bean stew.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Escalerillas
Vineyard size
1,053 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and loam
Training method
Espalier
Elevation
2,970 feet
Vines/acre
640
Yield/acre
2.4 tons
Exposure
Eastern / Western
Year vineyard planted
1990
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2001
Bottles produced of this wine
150,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Tempranillo
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
<4 years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
23 days
Fermentation temperature
81 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
16
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
8 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
American
Length of aging before bottling
10 Months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
Acidity
5.6 g/L

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