We all know that Spanish reds deliver such amazing bang for buck – the Anciano label has been doing it year after year and here they are yet again with this 2012 release!
The grape is Tempranillo (pronounced temp-rah-knee-oh) and it’s the specialty in this part of the wine world. Produced from 30 year old vines in the Valdepenas region smack bang in the heart of Spain. According to strict Spanish wine laws to be labelled as “Crianza” it has to spend a minimum of 24 months aging, of which at least 6 months has to be in oak.
There’s no need to do any more cellaring. Just cut off the fancy gold wire wrap, pop out the cork and enjoy this medium bodied red with delicious savoury red fruit flavours and smooth tannins. A perfectly aged European red that looks and tastes the part, a bargain price and backed by an importer who just happens to be an NZ Master of Wine! What more could you want?
If you’re haven’t tried this wine before it’s time to hop on board and see what the fuss is all about! Grab a case and enjoy with lamb, casseroles and other grilled red meats.