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Penascal Tempranillo

2012 A bold red with a bouquet that shows off its Spanish heritage - strong minerality with lots of ripe blackberry fruit, combined with spicy leather and pepper notes. Full-bodied on the palate without being heavy at all. Very smooth tannins with just a hint of oak.
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$16.00 / Bottle   $192.00 / Case
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Looking for a new house wine? This wine is sure to become one of your favorites. The folks at Bodegas Peñascal have hit the sweet spot when it comes to the perfect combination of easy-drinking wine at a great price and we’ve been waiting for the latest vintage to offer it to you!

Pictures of vineyards and cellars are common, but how often do you get to see a winery’s professional tasting room? This is where the winemakers swirl and spit as they assess their work!

Tempranillo (alias Tinto Fino, Tinta Fina, Tinto del País) is of course Spain’s flagship grape producing fruity young reds as well as wonderfully complex alluring wines capable of great age.

Bodegas Peñascal is ideally situated in the Castilla y Léon region of northern Spain. In the early 1970s, the sons of Antonio Barceló invested in this region. Considering the recent worldwide recognition and fame that has come to the prestigious wines of Ribera del Duero, Rueda, Toro, Cigales and Bierzo, (also in Castilla y León) they were in the right place at the right time!

In the year 2000, the classification of "Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León" was officially recognized. In that same year Bodegas Peñascal acquired 380 hectares of land in the region of Medina del Campo (Valladolid) and planted a selection of the most noble grape varieties in order to supply the growing needs of the winery for many years to come.

The modern winecellar of Bodegas Peñascal are located in Laguna de Duero near the city of Valladolid. Fermentation is carried out in the winery’s stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks. The grapes are completely destemmed to avoid any bitter tannins in the wine.

After fermentation, the wine is aged for 12 months in American oak barrels and an additional 6 months in bottle before release. This wine is at its peak when it’s released and will improve with age for another year or two. Serve with tapas or anything hot off the grill!