Marques Tezona Tempranillo

Marques De Tezona Tempranillo 2018

Spain, Imported   |    750ml   |    13.5%
Tempranillo is often referred to as Spain’s gift to the wine world; and this Marques de Tezona Tempranillo has become a perennial favourite of ours. The 2018 vintage of Tezona Tempranillo is another fine example of the flavoursome, easy-drinking style that has had such wide appeal.

Lively, fruit-driven and incredibly approachable, this is packed with dark berry, black cherry and subtle cola flavours, which are framed by savoury spice, soft tannins and impressive depth. We're not sure how they continue to deliver such great value for money drinking, however this in an ideal go-to red for any time of the year.

Review of the 2017 vintage below:

"This is a lovely expression of the variety showing black cherry, plum, warm spice, earthy mushroom and roasted nut characters on the nose, followed by a flavoursome palate that is succulent and lingering. The wine offers gentle weight and fine texture together with savoury nuances, leading to a delicately dry finish. Excellent value. At its best: now to 2020. 91 Points" - Sam Kim,, Nov 2018.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Marques de Tezona is named in honour of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar “El Cid” - the legendary Castilian nobleman, general and champion of central Spain. La Mancha native Jorge Garcia Cuenca has created a range of varietal wines that express the bold flavours and rich complexity of Spanish wines.

The wines are sourced from the dry, high altitude plateau of Castilla la Mancha and are made with minimal influence of oak. Each wine is a versatile companion to the diverse nature of Spanish cuisine.
Summary: Marques de Tezona is named in honour of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar “El Cid” - the legendary Castili an nobleman, general and champion of central Spain. The wine is primarily sourced by the dry, high altitude plateaus of Castilla la Mancha and is made without the influence of oak as vibrant and versatile companion to richly flavoured dishes.

Winemaking: Selected hand-picked harvest. Fermentation is undertaken in stainless steel tanks for 10 days, controlled to 26° C, with daily pump- overs to achieve optimum aroma, colour and tannin extraction. Malo-lactic fermentation and maturation is in stainless steel, ensuring focus on varietal character before a light fining and filtration.

2018 Vintage: 2018 is the first of the more regulated years in terms of heat of the last few. Most areas experienced wineter rains on and off through to early summer before a warm but slightly cooler than normal late summer and autumn ensued. The ripening and harvest occurred later and into Autumn. The berries reached optimum flavour and phenolic ripeness steadily with added complexity of the slower growing period. Yields were up and many of the wines look terrific.

Tasting Note: Deep brick red in colour. The nose is bright and expressive with aromas of forest berries, fresh rhubarb, dried herbs and savoury spice. The palate is fruit driven and medium bodied with ripe berry fruit flavours framed by subtle brown spices and round tannins. An impressively complete and versatile wine suitable for immediate appreciation.

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