Red Wine Alicante Bouschet by Tarima 2020

Crianza red wine from Alicante. Blend of old-vines Monastrell and Alicante Bouschet (Garnacha Tintorera) aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Alicante
Grapes Varieties: Alicante, Monastrell,
Wineries: Bodegas Volver
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by the famed Jorge Ordóñez through his company Bodegas Volver, the wine 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, the red wine Alicante Bouschet by Tarima 2020 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.

Additional Information
Additional Information

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 of 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 2020 is a truly spectacular value.


Alicante Bouschet by Tarima 2019:

Enterwine 94.

Alicante Bouschet by Tarima 2018:

Enterwine 94. Decanter WWA 2022 - 92 points & Silver Medal.

Alicante Bouschet by Tarima 2017:

Enterwine 94. Decanter WWA 2021 - 86 points and Bronze Medal.

Year 2020
Type Red
D.O. Alicante
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
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
1 Review
A lovely wine
One of the best values on this site, without a doubt. Deep, fresh and concentrated, with plenty of nuance.
Review by (Posted on 9 January 2023)
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