Bodegas Tridente - Réjon 2012
Bodegas Tridente – Réjon 2012 (90 TSW)
Yesterday we tasted this Castilla y León blockbuster. 100% Tempranillo juice.
Rejón is the name of their best vineyard of Tempranillo located in the town of El Pego, within Toro’s appellation, the 130 years old vines are planted on incredible top layer of gravel over very sandy soils. This very limited production tries to retain the typicity and genuineness of the indigenous grapes coming from this unique terroir.
The grapes are carefully hand-picked in small baskets of 15 Kgs, fermented in small vats and moved to 225 liter French oak barrels remaining for 20 months.
The Rejón was an ancient farming tool used with the plows during the 19th century, when these vines were planted, it was already used by the Romans in a very basic version but with identical system, which still prevails in contemporary and modern plows called Rejas.
My tasting notes:
I first decanted the wine in the Vspin
In the glass a deep intense purple color.
On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, black cherries and plum with hints of vanilla, earth, violets, black pepper and chocolate.
On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and bold nicely integrated tannins. Flavours of dark concentrated fruit, smoke, violets and cedar. Nice balance and freshness. High alcohol (16%) which isn’t anoying. Light sweetness in the long aftertaste.
To pair with rice, pasta, vegetables, mushroom, stewed meat, sausage, pork, roast meat, red and/or white meat with sauces, grilled meat, short or medium cured cheeses.