Remarkable Ageability Of Wines Made From The Tempranillo Grape Variety.

Cathrine Todd highlists how Tempranillo is such a great grape variety to be aged. This article in Forbes will guide you through great wines like Imperial Gran Reserva from CVNE. An iconic spanish wine established since 1920 in Haro, La Rioja.

As a group of friends gathered together to celebrate a special 50th birthday back in the first month of 2020, before Covid took a stranglehold on the world, the anticipation of a 50-year-old wine about to be poured started to build among the group. The wine would be poured blind and the only clues were that it was from 1970 and it was obviously red by the garnet color. The extraordinarily complex nose made one of the friends shout out, “Pomerol!” as he remembered that the ‘70 Château Trotanoy, a Right Bank Bordeaux located in the commune of Pomerol, was still showing beautifully but then another friend noted that the ethereal and enchanting delicacy of the wine would suggest a Barolo from Piedmont, Italy, and perhaps a great producer such as Conterno the friend added; but then another suggested Chappellet from Napa Valley with vineyards located at high elevations in Pritchard Hill and she remembered that their 1970s bottlings were showing really well recently…

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