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
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.
No cordon trained
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
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.
Will continue to improve with time – 5 to 7 years from harvest.
Notes / Certifications / Awards:
Wine made from USDA National Organic Program Certified Grapes. Certified by ECOCERT – Spain.
Beverage Tasting Institute (BTI) – www.tastings.com
2012 WORLD WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD: Silver Medal
RATED: 88 points ( Best Buy)
Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE
RATED: 87 points
Tarantas Tempranillo Reviews
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.”