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Alvear Alange Tempranillo, Spain
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Alvear Alange Tempranillo, Spain
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Tempranillo
Alcohol %
13
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The 2015 Alange Tempranillo saw a brief 4 months in French and American oak and comes out of the bottle ready to play.  A rich but not fully opaque purple colour, it spills out sweetly perfumed and herbal-tinged aromas of redcurrant, raspberry, cherry Halls, balsamic vinegar and Fisherman’s Friend.  The oak’s light touch is more prevalent on the lush, modern palate, as vanilla and malted chocolate round out a tangy red fruit core tinged by pomegranate brightness.  It lives up to its all-caps label by being right in your face from the first sip, bold and plush, but its subtle dusty tannins kick in on the back end to keep the peace.  Right now it comes across as a touch put together and unsettled, but that should be aided by a little more time in bottle; it remains easy delicious flavour for a wallet-friendly price.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Tempranillo
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2015 Alange Tempranillo saw a brief 4 months in French and American oak and comes out of the bottle ready to play. A rich but not fully opaque purple colour, it spills out sweetly perfumed and herbal-tinged aromas of redcurrant, raspberry, cherry Halls, balsamic vinegar and Fisherman’s Friend. The oak’s light touch is more prevalent on the lush, modern palate, as vanilla and malted chocolate round out a tangy red fruit core tinged by pomegranate brightness. It lives up to its all-caps label by being right in your face from the first sip, bold and plush, but its subtle dusty tannins kick in on the back end to keep the peace. Right now it comes across as a touch put together and unsettled, but that should be aided by a little more time in bottle; it remains easy delicious flavour for a wallet-friendly price.
Winemaker Notes
Alvear, of D.O. Montilla Moriles (sherry style wines made outside of Córdoba), has recently expanded into red wine production, and if this Garnacha is any indication, there is a lot to look forward to from this winery going forward. Redolent of red fruits, this wine is juicy, round, fresh, and rather Beaujolais-like. A very tasty red to serve just slightly chilled with charcuterie, grilled chicken, or fish.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with grilled red meats and chicken, stews, and hard cheeses.
Other Notes
The journey for Viñas de Alange and its winery began in 1999, Palacio Quemado is the result of the combined inspiration of the Alvear and the Losada Serra family - owners of the beautiful Palacio Quemado estate located in the Extremadura DO of Ribera Guadiana.
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