VT Castilla y Léon, Ramiro, 2016
Intense dark red colour. The nose is expressive with intense blackcurrant, violet, plum and smokiness. A juicy palate with bold aromas of cherries, pepper and chocolate, and the structure reflects a concentrated and balanced wine with integrated tannins and lovely texture. Long finish. This wine should be decanted to deliver all its aromas.
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|Origin:||Spain / Castilla y León|
|Grape variety:||Tinta de Toro|
|Maturity:||3 to 20 years|
|Serving temperature:||16 to 18 °C|
|Drinking suggestion:||Moroccan specialities, Spiced grillades|
|Vinification:||fully destemmed, fermentation with grapes' own yeast, long must fermentation, Pumping over|
|Maturation:||in new barriques|
|Maturation duration:||24 months|
Spain – Variety and perfection
“Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember...,” begins Don Quixote's odyssey.
The most famous part is definitely when Don Quixote thinks windmills are his enemy and wants to fight them – until they nearly kill him. It’s possible there was a bit too much of the La Mancha wine at play. Spanish vines fight for their survival in rugged landscapes, battling fierce drought and rough soils. But they fight well.
Castilla y León
Castile and León: Increasing diversity
Only 30 years ago, the autonomous region of Castile and León was an almost blank spot on the European wine list. This has changed immensely thanks to three grape varieties. The Tempranillo variety yields feisty, strong wines in Ribera del Duero and Toro. And Bierzo, the small wine area in the region's northwest, has experienced an impressive ascent, thanks to the character-laden Mencia variety. Finally, the fresh and fruity Verdelho pressings from Rueda have become the most successful Spanish white wines.
Ramiro Wine Cellar
Tinta de Toro
The Tempranillo is the emblem of Spain. With its juicy cherry fruit, crisp tannins, and its notes of leather and spices, it gives the Rioja its face. In the Ribera del Duero, it is known as Tinta del país. Here it turns out focused and muscular. As it has inhabited the Iberian Peninsula for centuries, it is known under countless synonyms. Across the border in Portugal, it is called Tinta Roriz, and lends colour and body to port wine. It also plays an important role in the booming wine scene of the Douro Valley. The Tempranillo owes its name to its early maturity – "temprano" in Spanish means "early". Tip: do it like they do in Spain and enjoy it with lamb.