2017 Tinto Rey Estate Bottled Super Tinto Red Blend
We chose the most flavorful lots of Estate Grown Tempranillo, Graciano, Tannat and Petit Verdot to create this unique Dunnigan Hills blend. There is a lot going on in this complex red with flavors that keep unfolding with each sip.
The famed Tinta de Toro Tempranillo clone is the foundation of our Super Tinto Red Blend. This clone is from the warm Toro region of Spain and lives up to its bold, muscular moniker. We chose the most intense and flavorful lots of Estate Grown Petit Verdot, Tannat and Graciano to blend with the Tempranillo to create a unique Dunnigan Hills blend that tames the bull with finesse. Concentrated flavors of dried cherry, rhubarb, tobacco, cream and vanilla are layered over velvety tannins. The depth of flavors lingers in a rich, lush finish.
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 (36%) 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 30 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 chops or a sizzling steak.
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