Monday, August 26, 2013

WOW: Paying Homage to Tempranillo

WOW: Wine of the Week

El Molet: Paying Homage to Tempranillo

Bread & Butter Pinot Noir 2012
New to the North Carolina market - and by virtue of - to 39 other States:  El Molet Red Blend.

This is just our way of introducing you to your new favorite wine of the Fall. 

Add this 90 point wine to your rotation for under $15 per bottle.

Product Description

"This project started as a tribute to Tempranillo by winemaker Joaquin Galvez and Aurelio. With Tempranillo forming the backbone of Spain’s most famous wines, the La ViƱa Cooperative in Valencia planted Tempranillo widely with the goal of reproducing some of the qualities of those famous wines. This project would not be possible without the wealth of vineyards and range of altitudes the coop has planted. Contrary to popular opinion that Valencia is too warm for Tempranillo, the cooperative has planted the varietal at a range of altitudes from 300 to nearly 900 meters above sea level, at these high altitudes, the Tempranillo ripens slowly developing a tremendous aromatic potential. The lower altitude vines take advantage of cooling sea breezes and the higher altitude vines cooler night to maintain and develop those aromatic qualities. The reason Cabernet Sauvignon is blended into the wine is to allow for a stylistic continuity vintage to vintage. " - Winery Notes

El Molet 2009 Reviews

"Sweet blackberry aromas come with fl oral edgings, and the whole is impressive. Full-bodied and balanced, with healthy, ripe black cherry and dark plum flavors. Finishes spicy, with a note of bitter espresso. 90% Tempranillo with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the best wines from Valencia."- 90, Wine Enthusiast

El Molet 2009 Tasting Notes

Inky ruby. Floral aromas of blackberry, tobacco, licorice and dark chocolate. Suave on entry, then firmer in the middle, with an edge of acidity to the dark berry, bitter cherry and mocha flavors. Slightly dry tannins add grip to the spicy, focused finish.
Blend: 85% Tempranillo, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

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