Red Wine

Fianca Carelio Tempranillo 2011

Anthony Basker
Written by Anthony Basker
The Fianca Carelio Tempranillo 2011 is a fantastic juicy red which is perfect for this time of year. Nice to drink a Tempranillo not from Rioja and especially at the offer price of £6.66

The mature bush vines in the hot, arid climate of Castilla y Leon produce very small bunches of grapes, which have concentrated flavours and fresh acidity due to hot days and cold nights. The wine has mellowed over 30 months’ maturation mostly in barrel.

The Fianca Carelio Tempranillo 2011 is complex and layered, this wine offers rich aromas of ripe blackberries, leather and vanilla, and is wonderfully plush on the palate. Dry tannins and mature, lightly raisined fruit characters.

Tempranillo is Spain’s leading red grape variety, and this smooth-textured example is bursting with sweet, spicy, tarry black fruits and some vanilla notes.

Fantastic juicy red perfect for this time of year. Nice to drink a tempranillo not from Rioja. I will try more from this region on the back of this and especially at the offer price.

Colour: Red
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Grape: Tempranillo
Country: Spain
Body: Medium-Full Bodied
Favours: Blackberry, Vanilla, Spice

This wine is a remarkably versatile food wine, great with stews, meats from the grill or a cheeseboard.

You can buy this wine from Fortnum and Mason by following this link https://www.majestic.co.uk/Finca-Carelio-Tempranillo-zid14553

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Anthony Basker

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