Tasting done March 2020 (Singapore)
Castilla y León is one of the very interesting wine producing regions in Spain. It is home of many famous DOs known for a wide selection of wines: ranging from whites (DO Rueda and the famous Verdejo grape), clarets and rosés (DO Cigales) and generous reds (DO Toro, DO Ribera del Duero).
The wine we are tasting today is from the DO Ribera del Duero. It is officially a DO since 1982. It is located across 4 provinces: Burgos, Segovia, Soria and Valladolid.
The DO allows only red or rosé wines productions. White wines are not allowed yet: they may be included in the near future.
The main grape of the DO is Tempranillo (named Tinto Fino locally).
Pagos del Rey is present in 4 major DOs: Rueda, Toro, Rioja and Ribera del Duero.
Their DO Ribera del Duero is located in the small town in Olmedillo de Roa (Burgos).
The winery is owned by the Solís Family.
Altos de Tamaron 2013 Reserva
- Dry, Red wine, 14%
- Variety: Tempranillo
- 24 months in American and French oak barrels + 1 year in bottle
- Hand picked grapes from old vines (~40 years) with low yields
- Color: Intense cherry red with brown tones
- On the nose: dark berries, vanilla, pepper, licorice
- On the palate: blackberries, dark chocolate, pepper