Thursday, May 14, 2020

Vara y Pulgar, a Tintilla de Rota red wine



Producer: Alberto Orte (enólogo)  http://www.oleimports.com  
Vintage 2015
Variety:
 100% Tintilla de Rota 

Elaboration: The grapes are harvested manually at night so that they arrive as fresh as possible at the winery. There, it is incubated in a tank of uncoated cement and stainless steel. Batonages are made daily. It is left to marinate for 28 days before pressing. From there it goes to a cement tank and a wooden tub before completing its aging in French oak barrels. 
Service temperature: 15º - 16º C.
Alcohol: 13,5º C.


Tasting: Through a deep cherry color with purple edges, this tintilla grape red wine introduces us to a complex range of aromas. These range from notes of black fruit such as blackberries or blueberries, floral tones such as violets, to balsamic such as bay, and also licorice aromas. In the mouth it is powerful, dense, with mineral and saline touches very typical of the albariza soil from which it feeds. Light spicy nuances, pepper, mixed with notes of dark chocolate and dark berries. All this with a lively acidity, but very well integrated into the final assembly of the wine. With a long finish it is a wine to drink calmly. 13-15 €.*
* Great value for the price.


Pairing: A wine that is powerful and enveloping at the same time, ideal companion of stews, all kinds of meat, Iberian products, blue fish, rice with mushrooms. It goes well with certain desserts, especially those that contain dark chocolate. Personally I have paired it with squid in its ink, accompanied by white rice; and the result has been surprising. Here in the picture, it appears accompanied by a pear pudding.



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