2017 Tinto Rey Estate Bottled Super Tinto Red Blend
The famed Tinta de Toro Tempranillo clone is the foundation of our 2017 Super Tinto Red Blend. This clone from the warm Toro region of Spain thrives in our Dunnigan Hills vineyard, retaining an old-world elegance with a California flare!
Inviting aromas of cigar box, leather and violets lead to layered flavors of plum, dried herbs, a little cherry jam and cinnamon dusted chocolate. The chewy tannins are balanced by a rich, velvety texture that lingers on the palate. We chose the most flavorful lots of Estate Grown Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Tannat and Graciano to create a unique blend that is lush and
The Dunnigan Hills appellation is uniquely suited for grapes that thrive in a Mediterranean climate. Warm days, gravelly soil, little rainfall; these are ideal conditions for Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Tannat, and Graciano. The spicy, full-flavored Tinto Rey wines truly showcase the distinctive terroir of our vineyards.
The Estate grown grapes were gently crushed within 20 minutes of harvest and fermented in small temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The must was fermented with a special batch of yeast cocktails that our winemakers use to enhance color and flavor extraction without harsh tannins. A portion of the Tinta de Toro Tempranillo was pumped over Tannat skins (delestage) twice a day until nearly dry to add weight and a firm structure.
10% of the Tempranillo underwent carbonic maceration to intensify the beautiful aromatics. The wine was then pressed and aged in a combination of French and American oaks barrels for 36 months. The best barrel lots were chosen for this limited bottling to create a wine that is both powerful and refined.
Serve Super Tinto with grilled lamb chops, porterhouse pork chop or
a dense chocolate dessert.
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