50% 2013 Tempranillo
50% 2013 Aglianico
A lot of Spain blended with a lot of Italy? Why not, right?!
Tempranillo is a black grape variety widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ("early"), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain's noble grape.
Aglianico “alli-yawn-nico” is a full-bodied red wine which is found almost exclusively in Southern Italy in the regions. It is known to produce full-bodied red wines that show musky berry flavors with firm tannins and good aging potential.
The resulting blend is indeed a powerful full-bodied wine with massive tannin, strong alcohol, bright acidity and richness, with a soft palate. This wine was aged-to-perfection in barrel for over 5 years.
Bottled in 2019
Optimal till 2026
Art on label by Carole Rae Watanabe
Detail, acrylic on canvas
Prints available at ArtisteArt.com