Finca Muñoz Barrel Aged Tempranillo

finca munoz barrel aged tempranillo
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Tempranillo
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2014

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Tucked away in the small winemaking village of Noblejas, in the La Mancha region of Central Spain,  is a family-owned winery that prides itself in respecting tradition while still staying at the forefront of modern-winemaking. Mr. Bienvenido Muñoz Pollo is the newest family member to take up the task of continuing the family’s legacy. He is equipped with generations of experience and modern production facilities that help maintain the Finca’s rigorous standards.

 

Growing on shallow clay and calcareous marl soils, Finca Muñoz’s Tempranillo vines receive little rain and plenty of sunshine (almost 3000 hours during the growing season). This combination yields a relatively small quantity of intensely aromatic fruit; these concentrated berries produce an intensely aromatic, concentrated wine.

 

Fruit was crushed and macerated, then fermented at 28ºC for 15 days. The wine was then transferred to French and American oak for six months maturation. After bottling, the wine aged in bottle for three more months.

 

The resulting wine is a great example of terroir-driven Tempranillo. With notes of ripe black fruit, vanilla, baking spice, and toasted coconut, the palate is full-bodied and silky. There is a healthy dose of bright acidity that balances out the intense ripe fruit profile.