La Mancha, Red wine, Spain, Tempranillo

VOLVER 2008

Winemaker: Rafael Coñizares
Grape: 100% Tempranillo
Region: La Mancha, Spain

See other wines from this producer:
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Campos reales

* Rated 90 points by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

* Best Buy from Spain under $ 20.00

The Volver is sourced from a single 72 acres vineyard, called “Finca Los Juncares” planted in 1957. The vineyard, located in altitude of 1,980 ft above the sea level, in the best terroir of La Mancha, produces very low yields. It’s sandy soils (up to 1 meter in depth) with an underlayment of large river stones, provides a very unique condition for the wine growing, extremely poor in nutrition.

After the very careful vineyard selection, the best vines of Tempranillo were hand harvest. Wine underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel and then aged for 14 months in new French oak.

Tasting notes:
This wine has an aroma of dark cherry with traces of vanilla and mocha. The dark fruit flavors are velvety and almost tannin-free. To some it may give a wrong impression that the wine lacks body but that’s far from truth. Decant it to give it more focus and Volver becomes a delicate, beautifully balanced wine that gives you never ending, rich finish.

Dry – Off dry – Medium sweet – Sweet
Light – Medium – Full body
No oak – Aged in oak
Retail price: under $ 15.00

Ideal food pairing:
casseroles, Easy Pork Chops with Onions and Peppers,  aged cheeses, Best chili recipe, Baked duck, Beef Walldorf, Lamb Burgers with Relish Mayo

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