Tempranillo/Garnacha/Mazuelo Blend * 75cl * 14% ABV * Rioja, Spain
The grapes are sourced and picked manually and carried from the famous Ygay Estate vineyards in small trucks and then destemmed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. A vibrant red hue with an beguiling nose of the blackberry fruit of tempranillo mixed with rather feral notes layered with honey, cinder toffee and the vanilla ice cream of good quality oak. Developing on the palate, firm and defining acidity with mature fruit aromas. A happy partner to red meats and cured ham - or tips from the winery itself: "hake cheeks in its own gelatin sauce with Iberian ham ravioli; wild pig sirloin with red wine; baked glazed veal cheeks with quince and rosemary infused apple; red bean stew with braised pork jelly cubes."