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Conde de los Andes Tempranillo 2016


This is a fresh, fruity and suggestively complex version of a wine produced from old Tempranillo vines, selected in small plots. The nose is fresh and rich, akin to red fruits, raisins and Mediterranean herbs, and a palate with underlying acidity, enough to enhance the vibrant and lively fruit aromas. It is well-structured and wonderfully fresh, with a finish that is long and pleasing.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes for Conde de los Andes Tempranillo come from a number of small plots near the Rioja Alta villages of Ollauri and Haro, where the vines are over 40 years old and grown in clay-limestone soil. The wine undergoes 21 days of fermentation in stainless steel vats, and then matures in French oak barrels for 14 months, with an additional 12 months’ bottle-aging before release.

Serving Hints
Excellent paired with spicy dishes, like Cajun style or Jambalaya. Also delicious with burgers, chicken or other meat dishes.

Producer: Conde de los Andes
Region: Ríoja (D.O.C.)
Country: Spain
Wine Composition: 100% Tempranillo
Residual Sugar: 2.5 G/L
Total Acidity: 5.51 G/L
Alcohol: 13.82%

Press Highlights

2016: 94 Pts - Somm Journal, July 2024
2016: 94 Pts #32 of the Best 50 Wines of 2023 - VinePair, Nov 2023
2016: 93 Pts - James Suckling, June 2022
2015: 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Sept 2019
2015: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Aug 2018
2013: 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2017
2013: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Dec 2016
2013: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate #226, Aug 2016
2013: 91 Pts - Vinous, Jan 2017

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