This is a light fruity red colour to pour, with the aroma of vanilla and cherries. It is medium bodied, with bright and fruity initial flavours, that move onto more toasty wood flavours. Soft tannins and a long lingering dry taste at the finish make this a very good drinking wine; on its own or with red meat. It has all the lightness and fun of the Tempranillo grape, yet anchored with the smoothness and class of the Cabernet Sauvignon. An absolute bargain.
The term Crianza means that the wine has been aged 6 months in oak barrels.
This is a superb choice of wine in place of a more expensive Rioja. The bottle comes in a gold string wrap which looks very impressive, and no one I know would believe this wine would be under £20 a bottle.
|Grapes:||90% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Occasion:||Red Meat, Pasta, on its own|