2016 Ebro Spanish Tempranillo

Even though the Rio Oja is one of Spain’s best-known rivers, its most important is actually the powerful Ebro, which helped to carve out vineyards that have been producing grapes for two centuries. This buoyant Tempranillo is a classic example of what Spain has to offer, characterized by flavors of juicy cherry and plum, along with accents of citrus and licorice. It’s a delight on its own, but will shine even brighter with Spanish fare like paprika-spiced smoked pork.

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

cherry

licorice

Citrus Peel

plum

red fruit

Region

Rioja, Spain

Pairings

Paella

Pork Dishes

Did You Know?

Rosé Champagne can be made by letting the Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier grapes macerate on the red grape skins, or just by adding a little still red wine at the end of the production process.