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2014 Bodegas Iranzo Tarantas Natural Tempranillo Crianza, Valencia, Spain


Rating: 88+/100

Tarantas Natural Tempranillo is made by natural Spanish vineyard Bodegas Iranzo situated across the Utiel-Requena space by the Mediterranean Coast, though the wine itself comes labeled underneath the Valencia DO (Denominación de Origen).

This natural wine was created from 100 % Tempranillo grapes, and it’s a ‘Crianza’ that means it was matured in oak barrels for at least 6 months, in American Oak Barrels on this occasion.

Really useful meals pairings embrace Spanish cheeses comparable to Manchego, Tapas, roasted meats and barbecues, stews, or pasta with spicy crimson sauce.

vineyards of Bodegas Iranzo in Spain

Trantas is distributed within the US by Pure Retailers Inc and is a wine appropriate for vegan.

General Overview Notes & Tasting Impressions

A pungently fragrant crimson that includes deep and intense aromas of vanilla and oaky caramel on a ripe plum and blackberry background.

A heap of candy spices and delicate peppery and earthy notes complement a layered and tempting, comforting and warming fragrant profile.

Tannins are easy on a beneficiant oily texture but freshened and saved full of life by a crisp and salivating acidity.

Flavors of recent redberry, lemon peel and sandal wooden give an opulent, fruity and oaky expertise. Whereas the oak is definitely current, it’s effectively built-in and appears to respect the richness and precision of the cooked fruit expression.

A juicy and layered end make for an total very pleasing and comforting tasting expertise. A heat and wealthy crimson, barely earthy and subtly savory in a typical Spanish model.

This Tempranillo wine convinces due to its layered complexity, and total stability of flavors, none of which is simply too apparent or overpowering.

Wine & Meals Pairing?

A wine to be paired with generously-flavored dishes, barbecues, tapas, Spanish chorizo sausage, pasta, spicy hen and lots of extra extrovert meals.

Get pleasure from 🙂

Julien Miquel

Study extra about this wine’s producing vineyard with Bodegas Iranzo Producer Profile

Iranzo Tarantas Tempranillo Crianza Label Photographs

2016 Ciry Cattaneo Les Petites Choses Tempranillo, Pays d’Oc IGP, Languedoc


Rating: 90+/100 factors

‘Les Petites Choses’ by Languedoc producer Domaine Ciry Cattaneo is a micro-cuvée made in very restricted amount from a single block winery, from 100% Tempranillo grapes. Very uncommon for a French wine!

Tempranillo is clearly extra generally grown and related to Spanish wines, or Rioja or Ribera del Duero specifically.

That is an natural wine, made out of grapes grown on limestone soil at a comparatively excessive 350 to 400 meters above sea degree (about 1000 ft) due to this fact in a comparatively cool-climate a part of the Minervois appellation within the Languedoc wine area of Southern France.

Solely 1839 bottles of Les Petits Choses (perceive ‘the small issues’) had been produced for this 2016 classic.

Total Evaluate & Tasting Impressions

A younger however clearly promising purple Tempranillo wine, so sudden from Languedoc, but so clearly profitable!

Deep, concentrated and layered, it’s contemporary, acidic and mineral.

All of the structural parts are built-in this younger purple for it to turn out to be a complete success and delight to get pleasure from in Three to five years. Ought to age for a strong 10 years or extra for the affected person wine collector.

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Full Tasting Notes

This French Tempranillo is available in a fairly dense and intense ruby purple shade, stuffed with purple hues betraying it is a concentrated and younger wine. Just a little hazy making it look even deeper.

The nostril continues to be fairly restrained and shy at first. Give it a strong half hour of decanting earlier than serving, if not an hour. Then it opens up and turns into extra talkative.

Darkish cocoa is the dominant aroma to the nostril, intently adopted by plum liqueur, virtually prune though, there are contemporary and vibrant notes of purple berries as nicely.

Spicy white and black pepper, candy spices like clove. There’s a lot happening must you permit the wine to breathe and take a while to let it specific itself. A fancy and deep nostril but feeling beneficiant to odor at general.

Put this Tempranillo in your mouth, and its palate seems clean however densely populated by concentrated velvety tannins coating your style buds like drying silk. Oily physique with a transparent vibrant acidity make for a dry purple wine with mineral, barely salty, and a clean stability.

Flavors, once more, are a little bit shy. It feels younger and like a wine needing time to settle in and construct up confidence. However the deep ripe purple berries, layers of spices, and the apparent but well-integrated vanilla and caramel smoky notes are there, delighting the senses.

Take pleasure in 🙂

Julien Miquel

Ciry Cattaneo Les Petites Choses Label Pictures

2017 Bodegas Iranzo Vertvs Premium Spanish Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Crimson Mix, Valencia


Rating: 86/100

Vertvs by Bodegas Iranzo is constructed from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Tempranillo grapes grown organically on the FINCA CAÑADA HONDA property across the Utiel-Requena appellation space, at about 800 – 850 meters above sea degree in North-Jap Spain.

The fermentation is managed at a most temperature of 28ºC. This an natural wine in addition to a wine appropriate for vegans.

Vertus Tempranillo-Cabernet is constructed from USDA Nationwide Natural Program Licensed Grapes (ECOCERT) and comes beneath the Valencia D.O. appellation of origin.

Vertvs is distributed within the US by Pure Retailers Inc.

General Evaluate Notes & Tasting Impressions

This Spanish crimson is available in a vibrant crimson a coloration, intensified by deep purple hues that mirror the purple decorations on the label and packaging properly.

The fragrant profile is equally vibrant, crammed with contemporary darkish blackberry and raspberry notes. Chocolate and oaky vanilla give a way of generosity to the nostril, and a candy and ripe fruity enchantment.

This can be a dry and juicy crimson, on a medium physique however that bursts with vigorous ripe crimson berry flavors. Tannins are fairly smooth, properly rounded by a little bit of an oily texture, whereas the end evolves in direction of edgy and salty phenolics that make you salivate and provides a salivating barely salty aftertaste.

A juicy and vigorous natural crimson wine that includes nice acidity and clear vibrancy of crimson berry flavors. It guarantees to be a food-friendly juice, approachable and fulfilling on many tasty dishes such s grilled meats, tapas, natural stews, and pasta.

Take pleasure in 🙂

Julien Miquel

Study extra about this wine’s producing vineyard with Bodegas Iranzo Producer Profile

Iranzo Vertus Tempranillo Cabernet Label Pictures

2014 Bodegas Iranzo Vertus Tempranillo Crianza Premium Spanish Natural Wine


Rating: 89/100 Factors

Vertvs Ciranza by Bodegas Iranzo is produced from 100% Tempranillo grapes grown organically on the FINCA CAÑADA HONDA property across the Utiel-Requena appellation space in North-Japanese Spain.

Solely indigenous yeasts are used throughout vinification making this an natural wine in addition to a wine appropriate for vegans.

Vertus Ciranza is produced from USDA Nationwide Natural Program Licensed Grapes (ECOCERT) and comes underneath the Valencia D.O. appellation of origin.

Vertvs is distributed within the US by Pure Retailers Inc.

General Tasting Notes & Impressions

With a sustained crimson colour crammed with touches of orange hues, and a little bit of a hazy look, this Spanish Tempranillo shines with vibrant aromas of orange blossom and orange peel, intense raspberry notes and a minty/black pepper, like pepper mint spiciness to the nostril.

Tannins are comfortable mellowed by a spherical and clean physique. This can be a dry crimson bursting with intense citrusy notes of grapefruit and lemon, but in addition an enormous burst of candy spices and vanilla from what tastes like a stable ageing in used barrels, probably underneath the robust affect of American oak.

Flavors are intense and explode on the palate with intent and depth, though the wine all the time feels clean enjoyably caressing your style buds. The tannins do purchase a little bit of a velvety granulous edge in direction of the end giving it character and a salivating savory really feel.

A effectively made Spanish wine, infused with the highly effective and characterful character of Tempranillo aged in oak and with some evolution. A heap of advanced fruit characters and lifted by deep and slightly advanced notes of vanilla, clove, pepper and different spices, all combining right into a long-lasting and punchy tasting expertise like we like and considerably count on from an oak-aged Spanish Tempranillo.

Meals Pairing?

Pair with wealthy and flavorsome meat dishes, barbecue, spiced up tapas, chorizo sausage, salads and natural Mediterranean meals.

Get pleasure from 🙂

Julien Miquel

Study extra about this wine’s producing vineyard with Bodegas Iranzo Producer Profile

Iranzo Vertus Crianza Label Photographs