Red Wine Tesalia 2016

Red wine from Cádiz. Blend of Tintilla de Rota, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Aged for 12 months in barrels.

Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: VT Cádiz
Wineries: Bodega Tesalia
ñ 91 92 92

Availability: In stock

Product Description

Located in Arcos de la Frontera, on the foothills of Sierra de Grazalema, within the VT Cádiz Designation, Bodega Tesalia is the personal project of Richard Golding, an Englishman enamoured with Andalusia.

The 2016 vintage of Tesalia, the flagship Spanish red wine of the winery, has a very interesting composition; namely, 65% Petit Verdot, 25% Syrah, and a 10% shared between Tintilla de Rota and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Situated in a privileged area which receives the cooling influence of both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean, the grapevines are planted in poor, clayey-limestone soils, and receive a huge amount of sunlight. Growing conditions, in sum, could hardly better.

The grapes were harvested at night by hand. Once in the cellar, they were cold-macerated for 4 days to preserve their aromatic compounds. Separately vinified, alcoholic fermentation lasted about 20 days. Once the process was completed, the red wine Tesalia 2016 was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels before being bottled.

This is characterful red wine from Cádiz. Sunny, subtle and saline.

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The red wine Tesalia has a bright cherry colour with a bluish rim. 


This blend of Petit Verdot, Syrah, Tintilla de Rota and Cabernet Sauvignon has a very original nose. Over a mineral background, there is succulent ripe black fruit, blackberries and blackcurrants, with a distinctive herbal note, some spicy and toasted notes, and a most peculiar remembrance of incense.


Deep, juicy and extremely moreish, this wine of Bodega Tesalia shows a great balance between fruit and oak ageing. With focus and precision, this red wine from Cádiz has an excellent acidity and a complexity which is still unfolding. Long finish with deep remembrances of black fruit and an elegantly bitter touch

Our personal opinion

The red wine Tesalia 2016 seamlessly combines a deep Andalusian character with an international flair. Utterly captivating.


Tesalia 2015:

Peñín 91.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. VT Cádiz
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Peñin Score 91
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Other guides Godtdrikke - 93 Vinous Media, Antonio Galloni - 92. Decanter WWA - 91. Aperitif - 91 Guía Proensa 2020 - 91.
Percentage of variety Petit Verdot 65%, Syrah 25%, Tintilla de Rota 5%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%.
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled whitefish, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, White meat with gravy
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
A discovery
I am quite impressed by this wine. Focus, precision and depth.
Review by (Posted on 3 November 2020)
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