Bodegas Taron Tempranillo Rioja Alta 2018
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The region of La Rioja lends its name to Spain`s most widely recognised wines. Much Rioja is blended from three districts; Alta and Alavesa to the north and the hot dry Oriental district to the south (previously known as Rioja Baja) and uses Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo red grape varieties and the diminishing influence of extended ageing in oak barrels.
Bodegas Taron is a cooperative based in the northernmost part of Rioja Alta. The cooperative is made up of four small towns; Cuzcurrita de Rio Tiron, Sajazarra, Villaseca and Tirgo. These four towns decided that as they share not only the landscape but their culture too, they would benefit from pooling together their vineyards and knowledge to create one Bodega focussed on creating high quality Rioja`s. Bodegas Taron have 700 hectares of vineyards spread over more than 1000 small plots. Some of the oldest vines are over 100 years old which go into making their premium wine; Cepas Centenarias.
This supple and fruity red from Bodegas Taron is made from 100% Tempranillo. Bright ruby red in colour with fresh black fruits on the nose. The palate is juicy with lots cherry, plum and bramble fruit flavours combined with a fresh acidity, soft tannins and a long, fruity finish.
Serve with cured meats such as chorizo and mild cheeses.