Region -Vino de la Tierra Castilla y Leon.
Grape variety – Tinta Fina, local name from Spanish Megastar Tempranillo.
Winery: Viña Alondra. Check below for more details.
Wine style: Medium body with smooth tannins and a vibrant fruity palate.
Aromas: Very aromatic, loads of cherries and strawberries.
Palate: Slightly sparkly texture and very fruity on the palate, plenty of Cherries, strawberries and raspberries.
You would like it if you like:
Rioja Alavesa, Beaujolais Nouveau, Malbec, New world Cabernet Sauvignon and young Tempranillos.
16ºC. Its ideal to drink on its own as well as paired with red meats, stews, poultry, tuna, cured cheese and charcuterie.
Carbonic Maceration, a process where entire bunches of grapes are placed in vats, which are then sealed and filled with CO2 to remove the oxygen. This triggers a process within the grapes known as intracellular fermentation. Once alcohol levels reach around 2% abv, the grape skins split and release their juice to be then pressed and fermented in the standard method. Carbonic maceration extracts some colour from the grapes but little tannin, generally creating red wines that are light in colour, low in tannin and whit a smooth but enriched fruity character.
More about the Winery:
Alondra winery is a small boutique Bodega whose approach differs drastically from the mass-produced Spanish wines normally found in Supermarkets and wine shops chains. Its climate, soil and local know-how, have contributed to the implementation of the winemaking process that makes these rare wines stand out. These are artisan and ecological winemaking practices, ungrafted vines, semi-carbonic maceration and underground and submerged wine ageing regimes. Weave the exclusive UK distribution of this artisan winery, so If you are looking for something unique this would be a fantastic option.