Bodegas Ordonez, S.L. Tineta 2012
Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
The grapes for this wine come from a vineyard that was planted between 1975 and 1985 called El Carril. The soils are alluvial with a mixture of clay, sand, and gravel. Tineta was fermented in stainless steel and then transferred and aged into 3-year-old barrels for 7 months.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Deep ruby. Sexy, perfumed aromas of cherry, blueberry and potpourri, with subtle licorice and dark chocolate qualities emerging with air. At once plush and lively, showing very good depth--and juicy acidity--to its black and blue fruit flavors. Supple tannins arrive late, adding shape to the sweet, spice-tinged finish."
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "Well, this was not what expected when I first nosed it, the 2012 Tineta seemed soft and too easy. But as I returned to it, the wine seem to gain volume and flavor interest. I found myself engaged and liking it more than my first impressions. I must be drinking too many New World tannic monsters lately. This wine re-grounded me, just a bit. Now if only I see what I did with that roast chicken and raw wild leafy greens recipe. Deep ruby color; ripe fruit aroma, very good, simple; medium bodied, textured on the palate, soft tannins; dry, medium acidity, good balance; ripe fruit flavors; medium finish. Drinking very well now. (Tasted: December 7, 2015, San Francisco, CA)"
Bodegas Ordonez, S.L. Winery
The winery is located in the town of Pedrosa de Duero in the province of Burgos on the northern bank of the Duero River. The town is in the central part of the D.O. Ribera del Duero. The south facing vineyards are 2400 ft. in altitude. View all Bodegas Ordonez, S.L. Wines
About Ribera del Duero(rib-EHR-ah del dwehr-oh)
Notable FactsRibera’s main grape variety, Tempranillo, locally known as Tinto Fino, is perfectly suited to the extreme climate of the region, where it must survive scorching summers and frigid winters. Low yields resulting from conscientious tending to old vines planted in Ribera's diverse soils types, give Ribera wines a distinctive depth and complexity not found in other Tempranillos. Rich and full-bodied, Ribera del Duero wines pair well with roast meats and aged cheeses.
The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino and Verdejo. The popular red regions of Spain include Rioja, known for its outstanding wines of the Tempranillo grape; Ribera del Duero, producing high quality reds from Tempranillo and Garnacha; Galacia, with the sub-region of Rias Baixas, home to the deliciously crisp and floral Albarino grape; and Priorat, a region increasing in popularity with its high-quality cult reds. Other regions of note are Rueda, growing the Verdejo grape, La Mancha, a wide desert region, covered in the most planted white variety in the world, Airen, and Jumilla, making wines based on Monastrell (Mourvedre).
Spain's wine laws are based on the Denominacion de Origen (DO) classification system, devised in the 1930's. A four tiered system, the most basic level is Vina de Mesa (table wine) followed by Vino de la Tierra (country wine), DO and at the top DOC. Currently, only Rioja and Priorat have DOC status, while over 65 DO's scatter the country.
Most DO regions are classified and regulated by how long they age the wines. On a red wine label, one may find the terms Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva, denoting the wine's barrel and bottle time. Crianza is usually two years between barrel and bottle (the time in each depends on the DO and/or the winemaker), Reserva up to 4 years and Gran Reserva 5 – 6 years. Classifications of each region and wine are controlled by the region's Consejo Regulador.
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3 ratings, 1 with reviewChristian Pravda - Hailey, ID17/2/2017Edan Ballantine - New York, NY16/30/2017blintzes - Seattle, WA16/8/2017Tom Janes - Royal Oak, MI15/31/2017Anonymous - Waialua, HI15/20/2017JORGE PASARET - Houston, TX37/29/2016Anonymous - West Grove, PA35/20/2016Stephen Bazzano - Vernon Rockville, CT410/18/2015
loved the 2011 and the 2012 is right there with it. Very meaty and with a great nose and finish. Will buy again.
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