Tempranillo 2014 - Library Wine

Tempranillo 2014 - Library Wine

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Totally seductive! Spain’s noble grape makes for full-bodied and age worthy wines. Sweet, dark fruit like black cherries with a whiff of violet and rose unfold into an opulent but elegant, velvety palate. A highly complex and mouth-watering wine equal to a ‘Reserva’ quality (total of 3 years ageing). Great structure and a long, lush finish to enjoy for many years to come.

Vintage 2014+

A long warm ripening season ended in a beautiful Indian summer perfect for that grape variety from Northern Spain.  

Hans' Winemaking Comments+

After a long cold soak to extract the beneficial compounds from skin and seeds I let the grapes go through a natural fermentation for a few weeks. An additional maceration period after fermentation extracted the now soft and sweet tannins helping to prepare the young wine for a long and healthy live. After gentle pressing the young wine matured for 30 month in a partly new French oak barriques. With more than a year of additional bottle ageing at perfect temperature in our barrel hall this would equal to a ‘Reserva’ quality (total of 3 years ageing). No fining. No filtration. Purely natural.

Original Tasting Notes+

The scent of juicy ripe dark fruit aromas unfold into a warm spicy sensation. The palate then surprises with a fine acidity and silky tannins enhanced by flavours of rich dark chocolate and luscious sweet, blackberries. A highly complex and mouth watering wine with a lingering finish who will age gracefully for many years to come.

Technical Data+
Variety     100% Tempranillo
Clones HR2C1 / HR3B2
Rootstock Riparia / Schwarzmann
Vine Planted
Soil  Shallow (<45 cm) well drained sandy and gravelly soil, developed from stony alluvium.
Planting Density   5,500 vines/ha
Yield  2t/ha
Alcohol 14%
Residual Sugar  <1g/l
Total Acidity 6.3g/l
Ageing Potential 10+ years
Bottles Produced 1267
Food Matching Suggestions+

Paella of course… game, roasted meat comes to mind.