Love Not War Tempranillo (6pk)
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Region: La Mancha, Spain
Winemaker: Jorge Garcia Cuenca
Pack Size: 6 Bottle Pack
Summary: Castilla La Mancha: The vast, high and dry plains of Castilla la Mancha comprise over 50% of Spain’s vineyards. The ancient soils and high altitude ensures the richly flavoured fruit maintains structure and tannin. Vineyards planted on the slopes of mountain ranges in the north and north east add a degree of elegance to the wines.
Winemaking: Totally de-stemmed with a short cold soak before a long, cool fermentation with daily pump - overs to achieve optimum fruit and colour. The core of the blend was aged in stainless steel before six months maturation in seasoned French and American oak.
2019 Vintage: 2019 was considered a consistently even vintage with excellent fruit quality as a result but with yields down a fraction. Ripening was even and in no way rushed ensuring that berries could hang on the vines for more sunshine hours.
Tasting Note: A lovely rendition of Rioja on the nose fragrant with sweet spice and pepper. The palate is bright and expressive with a burst of mouth-filling ripe berry flavours. Textbook varietal flavours of cherry cola and smoked spice flood the palate before supple tannins and subtle oak provide definition to the impressively long finish. Pair with a meat-based paella with plenty of smoked paprika.