Produced at Maetierra, a winery owned by Vintae, this is a project based on four vineyards: Two are old-vine tempranillo dating to the 1920s and ’50s; one is garnacha planted in the 1920s; the fourth is graciano planted in the 1980s. They come together in a pretty red, a tight, silken mouthful of wine. This has the ripeness of cherries in syrup, but it’s savory and austere. There’s a lot of American oak in the aroma, needing air to relent and reveal the lush, warm, rich sweetness of fruit, even as the tannins continue to keep it dry. A juicy Rioja for steak.
|Bottles Per Case||12 Pack|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Region||Rioja (Spain), Spain (Spain)|
|Grapes||Garnacha Tinta, Graciano, Tempranillo|
|Food Pairing||Breads, Cured Meat, Duck breast, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Veal roasted|
|Descriptors||Earthy, Floral, Mineral|
|Price of Case||$359.88|