Red Wine Alicante Bouschet by Tarima 2017
Red wine from Alicante. Blend of old-vines Monastrell and Alicante Bouschet (Garnacha Tintorera) aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.
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Produced by the famed Jorge Ordóñez through his company Bodegas Volver, Alicante Bouschet by Tarima is a blend of old-vines Monastrell and Alicante Bouschet, a variety better known in Spain as Garnacha Tintorera.
Hand-harvested, the grapes were sorted from 40 to 85-year-old vineyards grown in limestone soils at 700 metres of altitude. Each variety was separately vinified.
First, this Spanish red wine from DO Alicante was fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature.
After that, Alicante Bouschet by Tarima 2017 was transferred into French oak barrels, where it went through malolactic fermentation and was aged for 18 months. After that, this red wine from Alicante was blended and bottled.
We suggest aerating this Crianza red wine 40 minutes before drinking.
Pair with Ibérico ham, game dishes and roast recipes.
The red wine Alicante Bouschet by Tarima is deep purple with some ruby tinges.
Unsurprisingly, this blend of Monastrell and Alicante Bouschet is almost intoxicating on the nose. Blueberries, raspberries and cherries, with deep mineral notes, hints of cinnamon and clove, and aromas of blue flowers, dry earth and tree bark.
Powerful, deep and very structured, this wine of Bodegas Volver from Jorge Ordóñez has slightly rugged tannins, a phenomenal acidity and loads of red and black fruit with a herbal twist. Finish is long and complex, with a smokey, spicy and earthy aftertaste.
|Our personal opinion||
The bold-but-not-beefy Alicante Bouschet by Tarima 2017 is a truly spectacular value.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Percentage of variety||Monastrell, Alicante Bouschet.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Barbecue, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner|