100% Tempranillo, 18 months in French oak casks of 1 or 2 years old and
3 extra months in Allier French oak vats. Intense red garnet, complex, full of elegant aromas of black fruits and spices, coffee and cacao, coming from an extraordinary vintage. Silky and fleshy. A classic Rioja, perfect balance of fruit, structure and elegance.
90/100 Robert Parker, 91/100 International Wine Review
A classic clone Montepulciano from La Valentina’s coastal vineyard in Spoltore …
Deep dark ruby red colour introduces an intense and aromatic nose and concentrated rich, ripe red fruit flavours. Hearty tannins and fresh acidity are softened by barrique and bottle maturation. At five years from vintage, “Spelt” is still very much a supple, youthful, exciting and drinkable wine that will also offer “interest” on maturing for 5 to 10 years.
Very deep ruby red with violet reflections. The intense aroma and flavours of plum, cherry, rosemary, vanilla and peppery spice are confirmed by a well balanced, full finish. This indigenous grape variety is DNA acknowledged as the fore-father of California’s Zinfandel. Matane Primitivo pairs extremely well with red meat, duck, game, smoked fish and hard cheeses.