Bodegas Navarro-Lopez Tempranillo Valdepeñas Old Vines Gran Reserva 2002
Tasting Notes: Intense ruby red. Concentrated fruit on the nose with a touch of vanilla. Full-bodied and rounded on the palate. Percentage Grape: 100% Tempranillo Soil: Clavey Lime Growing Climate: Cold chilling winters, hot and dry summers Date of Harvest: First half of september Type of Harvest: Manual harvest Vinification Length: 6 days Vinification Method: Maceration of the grapes with its peel Vinification Temperature: 24°C Percentage New Barrel: 20 % Age of Barrel: average 2 years Type of Wood: american/french 80/20% Level of Toast: medium Malolactic: Yes Alcohol Percentage: 13 % Aging Potential: ready to drink / 3 - 4 years Aging Time: 6 month Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l Total Acidity: 4,7 - 4,9 g/l Cork Material: natural colmated Cork Size: 44mm
Spicy and interesting
Well balanced, but light bodied, nice soft tannin aftertaste. I would rate it between 2-4, depending on the mood: for soft spiced pork meals, it fits perfectly. but for a robust sirloin would be too weak. Nice for a summer light appetizer
External Reviews for Bodegas Navarro-Lopez Tempranillo Valdepeñas Old Vines Gran Reserva
This full-bodied wine has a dark cherry red color, with ruby red and bluish shimmer. Aromas of mature fruit like plum, blackberry and jam are in prefect harmony with varied spicy notes of natural licorice, vanilla, cacao and cinnamon. Smooth toasts of French and American oak contribute to the palate, which shows an excellent balance of fruit, alcohol, acidity and tannins. A complex and round wine, Old Vines Reserva has a long, pleasant finish.