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5 Serious Spanish Red Wines for Summer

2017
05 June
2017-06-05 00:00:00
2017-06-05 00:00:00

5 Serious Spanish Red Wines for Summer

Warm-weather wines don’t always have to be white or rosé.
 
Beronia Rioja Reserva 2012 ($19)
A personal favorite from my years in Spain,this tempranillo blend is affordable, very food-friendly, andmore complex than one would expect at this price.


The small addition of the notoriously fussy graciano grape,which is low-yielding and subject to mildew, contributes to thearomatic nose, fine structure, and deep ruby color of the blend. A bit of mazuelo (aka carignan) gives the wine enhanced darkfruit flavors and a bit of vanilla, then licorice in the finish. Theresulting wine, which spends time in both American and Frenchoak, is a lovely, medium-bodied, fruit-forward wine with well-integrated tannins and a pleasingly dry finish. Winemaker Matias Calleja is typical of the innovative and environmentallyconscious winemakers in the region, and continues toexperiment with small batches to improve every aspect of Beronia’s wines.

Read about the other four Spanish wines here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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