Fariña Mascaradas 2016

The farina family have a long history of making wine, including the Grandparents of the current manager who have lands bordering but not within the D.O. Toro. It is here that they select grapes for their Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León. Like all their red wines it is made from 100% Tempranillo and it is then aged for 6 months in 2nd/3rd use oak barrels which are 50% French and 50% American.

This wine has a a dark intense purple colour, with a medium light scent of asparagus, red berries and some light wood/earth tones, maybe some balsamic.

It was my preferred wine of the evening with some body (medium), dry, lighter tannins than the others and nicely balanced acidity. An easy to drink wine with the fruit flavour hitting your mouth full of the classic red berries and a bit of balsamic.

Photo by thehonestwinedrinker.com
Photo by thehonestwinedrinker.com
Name: Mascaradas
Colour: Red
Year: 2016
Grapes 100% Tempranillo
Winery: Bodegas Fariña
Country: Spain
Region: Castilla Leon
Quality Classification: Vino de tierra
Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: 7,95€

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