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 12 months in French oak barrels and for a further 12 months in the bottle prior to its commercial release.
Decant Tempus 2016 1 hour before drinking. Drink now until 2026.
Production of 15,000 bottles.
The red wine Tempus has an intense crimson colour with a purple rim.
This red wine by 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 ageing 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 2016 is wonderfully drinkable and nicely priced.
9,22/10-Guia de Vins de Catalunya (Catalonia's Wine Guide-blind tasting).
Gold Medal-Berliner Wine Trophy 2013
|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||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|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|
Terra Alta is on the rise. I've had so many great values from the region!! Check the whites too, they're simply outstanding.
A very satisfying red wine from Tierra Alta. Spicy and persistent, with cocoa, yummy red fruit and a long finish.