Bodegas La Horra Corimbo 2018
Medium-high layer, with a dark red background and red rim. It is very expressive and fruity, with the profile of red fruits and mineral aromatic ranges reminiscent of the soil. It has intensity, freshness and fruit that make it very special, wrapped in spicy and mineral notes. The oak is impeccably assembled, highlighting the fruit. Medium volume and very fine tannin. The set is very nice and attractive. Red fruits, soil notes and some aromatic plants stand out, in a combination of pleasure and freshness. It is long in the mouth and very delicate. It has the character of Ribera del Duero, interpreted with all its elegance. Full of freshness, finesse and delicacy. Very harmonious and pleasant, as befits the great elaborations of 2018.
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Ribera del Duero, Spanish wine region, is located in northen Spain’s Castilla y León region, just a 2-hour drive from Madrid. While winemaking in this area goes back more than 2000 years, it was in the 1980s that 9 wineries applied for and were granted Denominación de Origen (D.O.) status. Today, more than 300 wineries call Ribera del Duero home, including some of Spain’s most iconic names.
Notable Facts Ribera’s main grape variety, Tempranillo, locally know 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, the spice, dark fruit and smoky flavors in a bold Ribera del Duero will pair well with roasted and grilled meats, Mexican food and tomato-based sauces.
Notoriously food-friendly, long-lasting and Spain’s most widely planted grape, Tempranillo is the star variety of red wines from Rioja and Ribera del Duero. The Rioja terms Joven, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva indicate both barrel and bottle time before release. Traditionally blended in Rioja with Garnacha, plus a bit of Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano, the Tempranillo in Ribera del Duero typically stands alone. Somm Secret—Tempranillo claims many different names depending on location. In Penedès, it is called Ull de Llebre and in Valdepeñas, goes by Cencibel. Known as Tinta Roriz in Portugal, Tempranillo plays an important role in Port wine.