|88||View from the Cellar||The 2017 Tempranillo from Trencalós is fermented and raised entirely in stainless steel and does not see any oak aging prior to bottling. The wine is grown on sandy, clay and limestone soils at between 700 and 850 meters above sea level, which keeps its alcohol nicely in check, with the 2017 coming in at thirteen percent octane. The wine offers up a ripe nose of black cherries, cassis, a hint of pepper, woodsmoke and lovely spic tones. On the palate the wine is full-bodied and nicely balanced, with good stuffing at the core, fine soil signature, moderate tannins and good length and grip on the finish. This is not super complex, but it is very good for its price, which is ten dollars a bottle here in the US! I would, of course, prefer to see it sealed under an agglomerated cork, but this shows no ill effects from its screwcap (as of yet) and is a terrific value. 2018-2025?
Issue #78 - November/December 2018