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Cortijo Rioja Tinto 750ML 2012
Sku: 17541
What makes this wine unique? This wine is a pure, bright expression of Estate fruit from Rioja Alta. 100% Unoaked. An impressive wine that sells for a song! The 20% Garnacha brings forth brig ...more
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Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Type: Still wine
Reg. $9.49
Web Only Sale $7.93
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A light ruby color with intense red berry fruit aromas and chocolate notes. Sour cherries in the mouth with lively acidity. An irresistible, all purpose wine that is spicy, juicy, balanced and ready to drink.

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What makes this wine unique? This wine is a pure, bright expression of Estate fruit from Rioja Alta. 100% Unoaked. An impressive wine that sells for a song! The 20% Garnacha brings forth bright fruit flavors and complex red berry aromas. Tasting notes: Composed of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha, the 2011 Cortijo Tinto is another excellent value from their winemaker, David Sampedro. Lots of ripe black cherry notes intermixed with hints of roasted herbs, loamy soil and spice box are found in this medium-bodied, fruity, spicy, fresh, lively red. Enjoy this delicious Tinto over the next 1-2 years.
Technical notes
Cortijo Tinto is a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha fermented in stainless steel. 15% of the juice is bled off prior to maceration at low temperature. Post fermentation maceration lasts 10 days after which 50% of the wine ages for 5-6 months in three year old oak barrels and the remainder in stainless steel.

Producer
Bodegas Don Sancho de Londono is a 103 acre property located in Rioja Alta, Spain. The continental Atlantic climate of moderately warm days and cool nights ripens grapes slowly, optimizing freshness, aromatics, fruit character and ripe tannins in the wines. The vineyards are situated at 1,865 feet and are planted on a mixture of thin red clay, sandy limestone and alluvial sediment. Winemaker David Sampedro began his career at Faustino, followed by stints at Campillo and Mibal in Ribera del Duero.


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