Tag Archives: Tempranillo

Campo Viejo Gran Reserva 2009, Rioja

Campo Viejo isnt the first Rioja name to be thrown into a discussion circle. The famed CVNE, Marques de Murrieta or La Rioja Alta are the foremost producers. But Campo Viejo Tempranillo blends have had a long history est. 1959, … Continue reading

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Crittenden Estate Los Hermanos 2012 Homenaje, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

AUD$34 direct from winery. This is a blend of 43% Garnacha (Grenache), 38% Mataro (Mourvedre) and 19% Tempranillo. Parcels of destemmed fruit fermented by wild yeasts were racked into 3rd-use oak hogsheads and barrels where they aged separately for 10 … Continue reading

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Running With Bulls Tempranillo 2011, Barossa, SA

$20 from Bottega Tasca (Lygon St), $18.50 from Auswine. Intense black ruby colour with a slight purple-garnet rim. On the nose, I’m getting light, lifted rose florals, but then there’s a slight disconnect with deeper black raspberry candy, anise and … Continue reading

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Running With Bulls Vermentino 2011, South Australia

$18 from Bottega Tasca. For those who didn’t know, the Running With Bulls label comes from the Yalumba stable. This 2011 Vermentino will be the last of its kind, with the fruit sourced from across the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills … Continue reading

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Cune, pronounced C.V.N.E, not to be confused with Coon cheese

It was a pleasant surprise to see that CVNE wines were on tasting at Prince Wine store, as I hadn’t seen these wines on sale in Australia previously. These were really nice Spanish/Rioja wines which I had drunk through rather … Continue reading

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