ON-WINE SHOPPING: 2018 Mesta Organic Tempranillo
Ucles PS7.89, www.strictlywine.co.uk Even well outside Spain's most celebrated wine areas, you can still find high quality tempranillo
but, happily, usually pay less for it.
The blend of syrah, tempranillo
and merlot grapes is ideal with a barbecue.
It's a blend of Garnacha (Grenache) and Tempranillo
which is forward and fruity in a raspberry and red cherry way, mid-weight, it finishes dry and would be perfect with an array of tapas.
temptress in a savoury style, with aromas of bushy herbs and vanilla spice alongside a rich core of plums.
The 2015 Tempranillo
is sourced from Circle S in San Benito County.
This was a fresh and light blend of tempranillo
and garnacha, which had some floral perfume across the nose.
Campo Viejo Tempranillo
2016, Rioja (PS7, Sainsbury's) is a young and vibrant wine with ripe red cherry fruits, sweet spice and vanilla notes.
There was an exercise during which participants were invited to blend their own red Rioja from the three classic grapes Tempranillo
, Graciano and Mazuelo.
And on a hot day, a pinot noir or tempranillo
can dip to between 12-16degC, where the aromas and flavours will become more focused.
The finest of Spanish classics such as jamon Iberico, chorizo, Rioja and Tempranillo
wines, alongside our very own homegrown adlai, coco sugar, kesong puti, Zabana and so much more, are being sold in a three-day food fair ongoing until today.
| REINO de San Adrian Rioja 2016, Tempranillo
Blanco (PS5.79, Aldi, 13% abv) This is a seasonal listing so beware that once it's gone, it's gone.