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Wine of the Week: Alma de Vino~Old Vine Tempranillo 2014 1/15/2020

Wine of the Week: Alma de Vino~Old Vine Tempranillo 2014

Region: D.O. Ribera del Duero, Spain

Price:  $36

This wine is gorgeous! If you like a big rich wine, give this a try. This 2014 has had some time to age and can age longer but is drinking great now. I recommend decanting. Look for a rich mouthfeel, deep earthy flavors, chocolate, spice and blackberries.

Pairs with red meats, game, and a romantic evening for two.

Winemaker April Cullom shared a few notes with me:

“Alma” means “soul” in Spanish, which is just what this wine has, and lots of it.  I was the U.S. Brand Ambassador for Ribera del Duero for several years and made many friends along the way, including César Muñoz who rescued these old vines.  I still remember the call when he asked if I wanted to get started on the project, we talked about years ago to create a terroir-driven wine from Ribera del Duero made with the local varietal Tempranillo that expresses a sense of place.  

            Fun Facts:

· 100+ year old vines, grown at 3,000+ meters, organically farmed, low sulfites 

· Limited production (1.500 bottles produced)

· Artisanal, each vintage is hand-crafted 

· Artwork is from a painting by my uncle Sergio Gonzalez Tornero, selected to express the wine’s personality.    

Regine Rousseau

Regine Rousseau is the CEO of Shall We Wine, author of Searching for Cloves and Lilies. She is a TV personality. Rousseau holds a Level II Certification from the International Sommerlier Guild and a Bourbon Stewart Certification from Stave and Thief.

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