This is a 100% Tempranillo. I’m a big fan of tempranillo wines and most of those wines I have tasted were all pretty good.
I usually don’t review bad wines, but I had to make an exception. The “El Furioso” 2009 tempranillo with its cool label has a gross “candy-like” flavor and will give you one of the worst headaches ever.
The bottle is also fairly light, so that could be a reason that this wine did not age well.
Vega Moragona is a 100% Tempranillo from Bodegas La Magdalena located in the Ribera de Jugar region in Central Spain.
The grapes are grown on vines that are some 80 years old on rocky terrain on limestone and sandstone soils. The hot and dry summers give the wine an intense flavorful character, with plenty of dark blackberry and cherry aromas combined with good acidity and mineral character.
Overall, a great Spanish red wine.
Vinted and bottled by La Magdalena Coop., Spain.
Imported by USA Wine West, Sausalito CA 94965
Bodega Matarromera’s Melior 2009 is another example of a high quality wine that offers excellent value. The wine is produced from Tempranillo grapes (100%) and aged for 6 months in American Oak before being bottled.
The winery lies on the hillsides of the Duoero Valley and the company also operates 2 other vineyards.
This is a truly delicious, very balanced and playful Spanish red, with nice acidity and layers of fresh raspberry and blackberry fruit, with some hints of vanilla and spice. Good tannins. Melior 2009 made it to the Top 100 Best Buys 2012 list by Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Produced and bottled by Bodega Matarromera SL, Duero Valley, Spain.
USA importers: USA Wine West LLC, Sausalito CA 94965.