Anciano Clásico Tempranillo
A younger, more lightly oaked Tempranillo than the other Anciano wines for everyday drinking. Fresh and vibrant this is a young wine in the classic, food-friendly Spanish style, ready for drinking now.
DO: Valencia – Spain
Winemaker: Jorge Caus Pertegaz
Winery: La Viña
Terres dels Alforins is a fertile valley in the south west of the province of Valencia and is called the “Valencian Tuscany” due to the scenic rolling, cultivated landscape with historic hilltop settlements. There are a multitude of small plots of vineyards between the sea and the “meseta” where vines have been tended since Roman times.
Hand-picked, perfectly ripe Tempranillo grapes are harvested from higher altitude vineyards located up to 800 meters above sea level. Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks for 8-10 days at controlled temperatures between 24-28°C and is bottled after a short time in contact with French and American oak.
A bright ruby red wine with a fruity nose that also displays some hints of spice. In the mouth, it is broad and silky smooth with lively cherry and plum fruit flavours. Medium bodied and balanced with soft tannins on the finish.
An obvious pairing for tapas, it is equally good with Mexican foods such as tacos and burritos. Enjoy with lasagne, pizza roasted meats and vegetarian dishes with tomato sauces.
Varietals: 85% Tempranillo 15% Monastrell
RS: 5 g/L