apreciado tempranillo 2016 - no added sulfites

castilla, spain  


VARIETAL: 100% Cencibel (Tempranillo)

FARMING PRACTICES: Organically grown; only compost and manure to fertilize; no pesticides used (herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers); nocturnal hand harvest

VINIFICATION: Careful selection of grapes; controlled fermentation at 57-60ºF; no sulfites added

AGING: 4 months in French and American oak

TASTING NOTES: Intense ruby in the glass. Lush aromas of ripe red fruits, hints of berries with undertones of chocolate. Full bodied with balanced tannins and a long finish.

PAIRINGS: Sausages, rice, grilled red meats, or vegetable dishes.