Red Wine Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas 2016
Crianza red wine from El Bierzo. Old-vines Mencía aged for 9-12 months in French oak barrels and for 12 months in the bottle.
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Year after year, the quality standards that the Dominio de Tares winery set from its inception remain uncompromisingly high.
The Mencía grapes used to produce Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas come from over 60-year-old vines belonging to the DO El Bierzo. They are planted on slopes and terraces at 650 metres above sea level, in clay, limestone and slate soils.
Harvested by hand in 15 kg. boxes,the grapes were selected, destemmed and fermented uncrushed in 10,000 and 20,000-litre vats. The process lasted for more than 3 weeks, with 3 daily pump-overs to foster colour extraction. Then Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas 2016 was transferred into French and American oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation. Finally, this Spanish red wine was aged for 9-12 months in French oak barrels and further aged for a further 12 months in the bottle.
Aerate this red wine from El Bierzo 30 minutes before drinking.
The Spanish red wine Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas has an attractive, clean, bright, medium-high cherry robe with a reddish rim.
This elegant Mencía from El Bierzo has a suggestive nose. Blue flowers, touches of red red fruit, wild berries and black fruit, along with delicate touches of spices and toast and, finally, fresh remembrances of menthol, eucalyptus and liquorice.
Medium-bodied, with a velvety texture that gently coats the palate and evokes notes of vanilla, chocolate, blackberries and mineral undertones. Distant remembrances of toast and balsam, ripe tannins, tense acidity and a long, smoky finish. This Crianza red wine produced by Dominio de Tares is delicious.
|Our personal opinion||
The wine Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas 2016 is a quintessential Mencía. A grape that can be as gentle as Pinot Noir and as lively as Tempranillo.
Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas 2015:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 91.
Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas 2014:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 91.
Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas 2012:
Peñín 92. Wine Spectator 93. Wine Enthusiast Magazine 94.
Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas 2011:
Parker 92. Peñín 92. Gold medal-Concours Mondial Bruxelles & Vinalies. Silver medal-International Wine Challenge.
Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas 2010:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||9|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Hamburgers , Red meat with gravy, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegetables, Vegetables|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|