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TARANTAS
CLASSIC SPANISH RED
MADE FROM ORGANICALLY GROWN GRAPES

Winemakers: IRANZO FIELDS, SL
Appellation: D.O. UTIEL - REQUENA    
Varietal(s): 100% TEMPRANILLO
Bottles Produced:  APPROX. 200,000 BOTTLES

Production area:
Clay, deep profile red soils. The weather is very cold in the winter with temperatures reaching 20ºC below zero. The summers are very hot and temperatures often may exceed the 40ºC degrees.   

Hectares of production:
Only the finest Tempranillo grape wines are selected from Spain’s Oldest Estate Bottled Winery located in the D.O. Utiel-Requena (second largest in Spain). The strictest guiding principles are enforced in the selection of wines for Tarantas.

Yield per vine & hectare
Most commonly the Utiel-Requena area has a density of 1600 plants per hectare.  Wines are selected from vineyards that are at least 25 years old and that are not artificially irrigated.  

Training system:
No cordon trained

Vinification:
First we select the finest Tempranillo grapes available. Then we perform a light crushing of the grapes. After that the must is fermented at a controlled temperature (24 – 28ºC) in stainless steel deposits. The fermentation process lasts around 15 days.  

Analytical Data 13% VOL

Ageing:
Crianza Wine – Aged in American Oak Barrels for a minimum of 6 months.

Tasting Notes Tastings.com: Deep ruby color with a fading rim. Clay, marinated peppers, caramelized eggplant, and spice aromas follow through on a soft, silky entry to a dryish medium body with notes of sour cherry, watermelon rind, and mossy earth. Finishes with a crisp honeyed dried citrus and dusty tannin fade. A mellow, mature red to pair with roasted pork, chili, or veal chops.

Conservation Time:
Will continue to improve with time – 5 to 7 years from harvest.

NON GMONotes / Certifications / Awards:
Wine made from USDA National Organic Program Certified Grapes. Certified by ECOCERT – Spain.

 

UPC: 1-85554 00022-2

 

Beverage Tasting Institute (BTI)  – www.tastings.com
2012 WORLD WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD: Silver Medal
RATED: 88 points ( Best Buy)
VINTAGE: 2008

Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
Silver Medal

WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE
RATED: 87 points
(Best Buy)
Tarantas Tempranillo Reviews

EcoRacimos 2008
WINNER

Organic Wine Nacional Contest

 

Tarantas Spanish Red “Her personality is warm and down-to-earth with just a hint of mischievous spice to keep things bright and interesting.”
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