Trencalos Tempranillo

"Fruity expression in one of the most important varieties in the country. A young, dynamic Tempranillo not masked by wood." —
Rafael de Haan, Exporter
Vino de la Tierra de Castilla
100% Tempranillo, from vines averaging 20 years old
700-850 meters / sandy clay-loam with high level of active limestone
Farming Methods
Traditional methods
Hand and machine harvested fruit
Grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks, daily pumpovers
Aged for a brief period in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling
Suggested Retail Price
Wine Name
Trencalos Tempranillo 2017
88 (VfC)
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88 View from the Cellar The 2017 Tempranillo from Trencal├│s 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
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