The 20 hectares of ungrafted vines, planted between 1932 and 1975, grow in limestone soils. The zone has an extreme continental climate.
Harvest was carried out meticulously. Alcoholic fermentation of this red wine from Alicante took place in stainless steel tanks, while malolactic fermentation took place in French oak barrels, where the wine was also aged for 14 months.
We suggest that you aerate this Spanish red wine by Jorge Ordóñez 1 hour before you drink it.
Drink Tarima Hill 2016 from now to 2026.
The red wine Tarima Hill has a clean, bright, intense high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
The wine opens tight, but after a while this Monastrell from Alicante shows a panoply of toasted notes and spices that slowly evolve into notes of ripe fruit, exotic fruit and a sophisticated touch of Havana cigars. On the background, some remembrances of dry earth.
Bold and expressive, with a clear note of liquor-infused fruit mingled with hints of toast and spices. On the background, an intriguing mineral and earthy layer. This wine by Bodegas Volver - Jorge Ordóñez has an excellent acidity, very refreshing, some ripe, savoury tannins and a long, persistent finish with a surprising touch of bitter chocolate, smoke and, again, some notions of fruit.
|Our personal opinion||
A serious wine at a very affordable price, Tarima Hill 2016 is a superb Mediterranean Monastrell that makes a great pairing with, for instance, a lamb stew.
Tarima Hill 2015:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 92. Wine Spectator ranked it 17th in its "Top 100 wines of 2017" list.
Tarima Hill 2014:
Enterwine 92. Parker 92. Peñín 92.
Tarima Hill 2013:
Tarima Hill 2012:
Parker 91, Tanzer 90, Peñín 93.
Tarima Hill 2011:
Peñín 93, Tanzer 91, Parker 91.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
Great value for money. A delicious wine with a capacity for improvement.
This wine kicks ass!! I drank it with an Aussie red three times the price and I must confess that the expensive kangaroo was wiped out.