Tag Archives: Tempranillo

CHRISTMAS SPECIALS: Spain

Casas de Herencia Tinto  Valencia  €10.49 or €8.99 for 2+ Legado Muñoz Garnacha  Castilla  €10.49 €9.49 Pago de Cirsus Oak Aged 2011  Navarra  €12.99 or €9.99 for 2+ Warm aromas of raspberry and sandalwood waft generously from the glass. The lavish palate shows ripe tannins and gorgeous flavours of blackberry, mocha and brown sugar. Expressive style. Real Castelo Verdejo …

Mes de España parte cuatro: Rioja

Even the most fervent beer drinkers among us (myself included) are able to hazard a good guess at the most famous wine producing region in Spain. Before those classy little numbers from Toro and Ribera del Duero found their way to these shores, Rioja was the only Spanish wine most of us really considered or …

Tasting Video: Valliciergo Tempranillo 2007

This youthful Rioja is 100% unoaked, and represents a very good expression of the varietal. The Tempranillo grapes are cultivated in hillside vineyards in the best parts of Rioja Baja and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 15 days before being bottled. The result is an easy-drinking, fruity red, which is medium-light in body. To …

Tasting Video: Quinta el Refugio Tinto Toro 2006

Today Mike is tasting a great, inexpensive alternative to Rioja. This Toro picked up a Silver Medal in Decanter’s World Wine Awards last year, and it left our guests at the Recession Busters wine tasting in awe of its superior price / quality ratio. To view product page and for more details, click on Quinta …

The region to rival Rioja

Situated in Castilla Y León in north central Spain, Ribera del Duero has become one of Spain’s most important red wine producing regions since its rise to prominence, which started in the early 1980’s. Before this, it was thought that the climate was inadequate, specifically the temperature, with vines struggling during highs of 40 degrees …

Cascabel: A fusion of Old & New

Cascabel is a winery that has intrigued me from day one for being that little bit different. Winemakers and owners Duncan Ferguson and Susana Fernandez use very traditional European wine making techniques in their Australian winery to create a fascinating blend of the Old World and New World. Susana is originally from Madrid, where she …