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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Vina Gormaz Tempranillo 2007
Vina Gormaz Tempranillo 2007
(search item no. 101354)

PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Unoaked, from carefully chosen lots suitable for drinking young. Deep wild berry aromas and mouth filling flavor and length are provided by the old Tempranillo vines. Tannins are ample but balanced by the textural richness and juicy fruit. A superb value.
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About Vina Gormaz:

Having pioneered the founding and international market penetration of Spain’s Ribera del Duero region from the early 1980s, it is Classical Wines’ distinct privilege to discover and introduce the Tempranillo from Bodegas Gormaz. A former cooperative, this recently-privatized company controls the majority of vines in Ribera del Duero’s Soria province, the highest and least exploited of the region’s subdistricts. Remaining just outside the focus of major commercial development, the vineyards here have not undergone restructuring, being for the most part 50 years of age and older and commonly propagated from vine to vine in the prephylloxeric ‘promiscuous’ manner.

In former times, Soria was known for its claretes (dry rosé), resulting from a mixture of red and white grapes. Now the Tempranillo is separated from the white varieties, and the old-vine reds can be equal in structure and power to those from Peñafiel, Pesquera de Duero or Roa.