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100% Tempranillo          

Wine from La Tierra de Castilla

Vintage:  Scarce rainfall and high temperatures in the last phase of ripening of the grape, contrary to forecasts, delayed the harvest thanks to the marked difference in temperature due to the altitude of the vineyard, leading to slow ripening which resulted in good acidity and fruit.

Vineyard: Rigorous selection from the best vineyards of our Finca las Cruces with an average age of between 30 and 40 years, situated in one of the best regions of Castilla La Mancha where they reach altitudes of 700 metres. Sandy soil, poor organic content and rich in lime and chalk. At a depth of one metre we find red clay.

Production:  Control of ripeness. Hand-picking selects the best bunches. After a gentle pressing, the grape ferments in open tanks and macerates at a controlled temperature of 28 degrees. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels and aging for 4 months

Analysis:  Brilliant cherry colour. Intense aromas of fresh ripe fruit, with spicy notes, accompanied by subtle aromas of toast and smoke. In the mouth it is fresh and sweet, elegant, persistent and well-balanced.

Accompaniment: pastas with light sauces, cured meats, mild cheeses, rice dishes

Latest Prizes

Guia Peñin 2017: 90 puntos Tarima Blanco 2015.
J. Raynolds - Vinous: 89 puntos.Tarima Blanco 2015.
R. Parker Wine Advocate: 80 puntos 2015 Tarima Blanco.

Wine from Tierra de Castilla

From North to South, and East to West, Castile – La Mancha is the great wine region, par excellence. Some of its areas have been called “the winery of Europe”, and the quality of its wines is universally recognized, both for its wines made from indigenous grape varieties as well as from foreign vines that have acclimated exceptionally to the area. Today, the wines of Tierra de Castilla compete with an advantage with wines from Chile or Australia, among others.

The varieties of white grapes cultivated are: Airén, Albillo Real, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Macebo (or Viura), Malvar, Malvasía Aromática, Marisancho (or Pardillo), Merseguera, Moscatel de grano menudo and Moscatel de Alejandría (both of the Muscat family), Parellada, Pedro Ximénez, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Torrontés, Verdejo, Verdoncho, and Viongier. Among the reds: Bobal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Coloraillo, Forcallat tinta, Garnacha tinta (Grenache), Garnacha tintorera (Alicante Bouschet), Graciano, Malbec, Mazuela (Garignan), Mencia, Merlot, Monsastrell (Mourvèdre), Moravia agria, Moravia dulce (or Crujidera), Petit Verdot, Pinot Nior, Prieto Picudo, Rojal tinta, Syrah, Tempranillo (or Cencibel), Tinto de la pompano blanca, and Tinto Velasco (or Frasco).

Castile – La Mancha has five provinces, in each of which, with different climates and terrains, the different varieties of grapes are grown. Profoundly rooted in the lives of its inhabitants, the wine growing areas have developed a culture around wine, which you can discover in each of its wineries and the towns in which they are located. The extensive modernization adapted from the last third of the 20th century has generated more than six hundred labels marketed under the D.O. Tierra de Castilla, with exceptional qualities in each of its varieties.