November 12th, is International Tempranillo Day. Curiously enough, this celebration originated in the US but we thought it was a great opportunity to recall Tempranillo’s origins, characteristics and styles of wines.
Tempranillo Day was launched by Tapas (Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society) in response to the growing popularity of this grape in various wine growing regions. Tapas’ mission is to promote Tempranillo and other varietal wine grapes native to the Iberian Peninsula.
We will feature fine Tempranillo wines from the Okanagan Valley in BC. Join us!
Friday November 9, 2018
A Taste of Tempranillo
International Tempranillo day is November 12th
Pick your favorite today!
Stag’s Hollow Tempranillo 2014
After a year of bottle aging, this wine is showing an expressive bouquet, which follows through on the palate. The wine opens to reveals smokey cherry and pomegranate fruit with a distinctive earthy quality and finishes with fine grained tannins, that defines the wine.
Bench 1775 Tempranillo 2015
Nice full-bodied dry wine with red fruits, balsamic and a touch of herbal, good balanced wine.
Moon Curser Tempranillo 2016
This is a medium bodied wine, with a nose of red cherry, violets, and more earthy notes of sage and mushrooms. As the wine opens up in the glass, layers of spice and tobacco leaf aromas can also be found. The wine is mouth filling, with a nice backbone of acid and tannin, both of which marry well with the red fruit and savory notes of the varietal. The wine finishes long, with a spicy note at the back of the palate.