Friday, 28 July 2017

Petit Verdot Tempranillo 2015 14%, Sancha Pérez

Very deep black cherry red with pinky red rim, legs.
Needs to breathe for a while and it evolves in the glass, but it has an attractive open textured style with plenty of ripe sun-baked red and black fruits, mainly cherry and plum, and traces of almost smoky spice and French oak mingle with the fruit, giving an interesting and characterful young wine.
Full bodied and tasty with that hint of spice; the warm climate really comes through giving it an open generous style with lots of fruit, a gentle and tangily refreshing acidity and low tannin. Dangerously easy drinking now but would benefit from another year in bottle.
Made from organically grown Petit Verdot and Tempranillo grapes from vineyards between Conil and Vejer which overlook the Atlantic. Petit Verdot has lost its place in Bordeaux as it needs more sun than the home of Claret can normally provide, but Cádiz has plenty so the wine is fully ripe. The two grape varieties are vinified separately and later blended together with the blend being aged about 12 months in French oak. The perfect everyday good red.
10.99 euros, Licores Corredera

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