Mileto Tempranillo Rioja 2012
When you like a easy drinking red one but also full of power this red one might be the right one to open up - Bodegas Alvia - Mileto Tempranillo Rioja 2012 A blend of 85% Tempranillo & 15% Garnacha (83/100 tsomw points)
In the glass this Rioja shows a dark cherry red color.
On the nose ripe red fruits like cherries, strawberries, currants, forest floor, licorice and well integrated woody notes.
On the palate nice balance, pleasant acidity with enough red fruit, soft in the mouth with a pleasant long finish despite the 15%.
The grapes used to produce this wine come from hand-harvested Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo vines.Grapes are destemmed and crushed and transferred to stainless steel truncated cone deposits. Controlled fermentation at 27º C.A pneumatic press is used in the process; must is stabilized in stainless steel deposits and subsequently aged for at least 12 months in American and French oak barrels.