Bodegas Volver La Mancha Single Vineyard Tempranillo 2015
Saturated ruby color. This wine has a strikingly aromatic nose that offers a pungent array of fruit, floral and herbal scents. Sweet cherry-vanilla and cola flavors coat the palate and are enlivened by juicy acidity. Supple tannins gain strength on the finish, which strongly repeats the cola and floral qualities.
Volver Single Vineyard, the finest wine produced in La Mancha, is the expressions of the unique terroir of Finca Los Juncares, an old Tempranillo vineyard planted in some of the poorest soils in Spain.
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From a site planted in 1957 and made from 100% Tempranillo, the inky colored 2015 Volver Single Vineyard is one of the gems in the lineup. With outstanding notes of black raspberries, blueberries, violets, hints of minerality, as well as a touch of toasty oak, this deep, medium to full-bodied 2015 is beautifully balanced and has fine tannin. You get a heck of a wine for not much buck here.
The Spanish enologist, Rafael Canizares seeks to achieve the maximum expression of the Tempranillo grape grown in the environment. This winery is located in the best terroir of La Mancha found in the eastern region of the Denomination of Origin. The soil is the reason that the winery committed themselves to purchasing 228 acres of vineyards with an average age of 40 years. The sandy soils (up to 1 meter in depth) has an underlayment of large river stones.
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.