Red Wine Tempus 2017

Crianza red wine from Terra Alta. Blend of Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Merlot aged for 10 months in oak and for 12 months in the bottle.
Crianza. 10 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Terra Alta
Grapes Varieties: Carignan, Grenache Red, Merlot, Syrah,
Wineries: Altavins
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Coming from the southern Catalan region of Terra Alta, Tempus is a Spanish red wine produced by the Altavins winery.

The wine is made from a complex blend of 45% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 15% Carignan and 15% Merlot, all of them coming from low-yielding, over 30-year-old vineyards located near the town of Batea.

Harvested by hand in little boxes and macerated for 22 days in deposits, the grapes were fermented with their skins to increase the structure and complexity of the wine.

After that, this red wine from Terra Alta was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels and for a further 12 months in the bottle prior to its commercial release.

Decant Tempus 2017 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Tempus has an intense crimson colour with a purple rim.


This blend Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Merlot of the Altavins winery smells of juicy black fruit, alongside some toasted notes, and aromas of cocoa, white pepper, underbush clove and vanilla over a mineral and balsamic background.


Gentle and meaty, this Crianza red wine has a delicately warm core and a silky body. Fruit is skilfully balanced with the wooden notes, acidity is crisp and tannins are lively and pleasant. Tempus from Terra Alta has a long finish with remembrances of ripe fruit, balsam, flowers and cocoa.

Our personal opinion

An expressive Mediterranean wine, Tempus 2017 is wonderfully drinkable and nicely priced.


Tempus 2016:

Enterwine 91.

Tempus 2015:

Enterwine 92.

Tempus 2014:

Enterwine 91.

Tempus 2013:

Enterwine 90.

Tempus 2012:

9,22/10-Guia de Vins de Catalunya (Catalonia's Wine Guide-blind tasting).

Tempus 2011:

Gold Medal-Berliner Wine Trophy 2013

Tempus 2010:

Parker 88.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
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 10
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Syrah 45%, Garnacha 25%, Cariñena 15%, Merot 15%
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Stew, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
2 Reviews
Terra Alta is on the rise. I've had so many great values from the region!! Check the whites too, they're simply outstanding.
Review by (Posted on 21 February 2019)
A very satisfying red wine from Tierra Alta. Spicy and persistent, with cocoa, yummy red fruit and a long finish.
Review by (Posted on 17 November 2017)
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