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Viña Ijalba Solferino Tempranillo

FOOD & WINE Wine Club Viña Ijalba Solferino Tempranillo FOOD & WINE Wine Club Viña Ijalba Solferino Tempranillo
Winery Bodegas Vina Ijalba Solfreino
Grape Tempranillo
Year 2010
Country Spain
Appellation Rioja

$14.00 per bottle

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Rioja’s Tempranillo-based wines can require years of aging to taste their best, but this juicy young red drinks beautifully right now.
What You Need To Know
Tempranillo is Spain’s top grape and the signature variety of Rioja, the country’s premier wine region. Its earthy, cherry-inflected flavors are on full display in this example from Viña Ijalba, a certified organic winery located near Logroño. Since 1975, owner Dionisio Ruiz Ijalba has painstakingly restored the soils of this former open-pit mining operation, and the shallow, rock-strewn earth naturally limits the vines’ yield and creates deeply flavorful grapes. Fruit for this entry-level bottling was crushed by foot, a traditional technique that avoids extracting harsh tannins from the grapes.
Smell It
Smell It
Fragrant red-berry and plum scents.
Taste It
Taste It
Savory raspberry and plum flavors.
Serve It
Serve It
Cellar temperature— the bottle should be cool to the touch.
Pair It
Pair It
Bold, spicy lamb, beef or poultry dishes.