Tamaral Gran Reserva
Weather conditions were crucial during the entire vine cycle, which fortunately developed with no relevant incidences or extreme weather events with the exception of some merely testimonial plagues or diseases. As a consequence, and thanks to the big commitment of vinegrowers and winemakers of the D.O., the 2013 harvest was outstanding not only in relation to quantity but also for its unquestionable quality.
100% Tempranillo. Hand-picked grapes.
From old vineyards (45 to 100 years old) located in Pesquera de Duero. More than 900 m. (3.000 feet) above the sea level, and yields below 3.500 Kg./Ha.
Maceration and fermentation in stainless steel tanks, at a temperature of 26 ºC. The wine remains in contact with the skins for 3-4 weeks, and is pumped over several times a day.
24 months in French (60%) and American oak (40%).
Great character and surprisingly young despite its long ageing in barrel. Deep cherry red with claret rim. It has a great complexity of aromas, layered up by red fruits jam, dried plumbs, and nicely integrated with refined spicy notes from the barrel (cloves and allspice). Silky and intense on the palate, with a lingering and elegant finish.
Roasted meat, red meat, lamb, pork or veal, truffle dishes, hard cheese and stews.