Playing catch up with my wine tastings. This particular red wine I tried at a Madrid & Darracott tasting back in August. They were show casing Spanish red wine grape blends.
The first offering was this 85% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha blend from the D.O. Toro. This is the maximum amount if garnacha allowed under that denominacion’s regulations.
The Tempranillo grapes grown in Toro are known as tinta de Toro and produce seriously meaty red wines that are often too high in tannins and acids for my liking. They have in more recent years been experimenting more with blends to bring these wines in line with modern tastes. They are also regularly matured in oak to help tame the tannins/acidity. This particular wine was aged for 6 months in french oak.
It has the classic Spanish purple colour with a medium scent of red fruit, alcohol and Woody/earthy hints.
As dry medium bodied wine with noticeable acidity and tannins. Whilst the Garnacha has helped to lighten the usual Toro offering it was still too rough for me. I detected the wood flavours mostly but my tongue was overwhelmed by the tannins.
|Winery:||Bodega Rodriguez Sanzo|
|Quality Classification:||Denominacion de Origen|