"Tuerce", Bodegas del Medievo

"Tuerce", Bodegas del Medievo - 2016

Item # 36945 750mL
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$16.96 $11.96 / Single Bottle
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$203.52 $129.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A more modern style of Rioja that's aged in French oak and gives a more tannic structure and lots of dark berried fruit aromas. Part of the concentration comes from the 40 year old Grenache vines. Overtly fruited with great body on the palate and an ideal pick for those craving a richer red wine.


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Spain

Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the...

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Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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Rioja

The origin of Spanish winemaking, Rioja has been the benchmark for Spanish wines in the international market for over two hundred years, and remains so to this day. Tempranillo is the star of the red wines here, though its expression can vary wildly from producer to producer. Traditionally-styled Riojas tend to be subtle and soft, and often have high levels of acidity to ensure their survival...

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