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Tentacion Tempranillo 2016

TYPE:

D.O.C. Rioja, Red Wine

GRAPE VARIETY:

Tempranillo 100%. Vineyards age: 30-40 years. Selected harvest during last week of September.

VINEYARDS:

Own vineyards located at the low part of Uruñuela and Cenicero. Stone-Calcareous Soil. Average yield: 36Hls/Ha. Medium yield.

FERMENTATION:

Own yeasts from our own vineyards. Controlled temperature: 27º optimum for the polyphenols extraction.

MACERATION:

Alcoholic fermentation process for 8 days with pumping-over each 8 hours. Delestage with microoxigenation. After this, the wine will ferment with skins for 17 days reducing the pumping over.

AGEING:

2 months in deposit and 5 months in french and american barrels with one racking.

VINTAGE:

Medium rainy winter preceded by a humidity summer. Higher temperatures in February and March that helped an early budding. Water shortage favorable for minimizing sanitary treatment getting healthy grapes.

TASTING NOTES: 

-Colour: red rybt, medium-high layer and high hints.

-Nose: Intense and expressive showing a good integration among the red fruits and the oak. Red fruits. Hint of spicy and vanilla notes.

-Palate: Fine Tannins, Freshness, Medium, Body, well balanced, the fruit prevailing over the oak and well integrated. Light hints of chocolate.

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

Storage: keep in dark places and controlled temperature, 18ºC.

Serving temperature: 16ºC.

FOOD PAIRING:

Sausages, rice, pasta, legumes, roast and grilled meat.

WINEMAKER:

Fernando Salgado

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