2007 Los Vencejos Tempranillo Uco Valley

SKU #1093750

Very interesting stuff from the Uco Valley, this Tempranillo has wild, intriguing, somewhat meaty aromas which give way to a big palate full of black cherries, violets, and just a hint of the barnyard. I'm not sure that I'd guess this was Tempranillo, and I'm pretty sure that I would not guess it's from Argentina, so throw any preconceived notions of typicity out the window and simply enjoy this wine for what it is, a unique, soulful expression of Tempranillo from the high elevation vineyards of Argentina's Uco Valley. (Joe Manekin, K&L South American Wine Buyer)

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Price: $14.99

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By: Sarah Covey |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/28/2012  | Send Email
When I tasted this wine with our buyer Joe, we both took one whiff and looked at each other with wide-eyes and raised eyebrows and said "Whoa! What the heck?!" This wild little wine from Argentina deserves your attention, to be sure. Black fruit, balsamic vinegar, eucalyptus, thyme, subtle leather savory-ness with a hint of barnyard. Well-balanced acid, fine integrated tannins. Complex, intruging, fantastic! And $14.99? Hooray! Stock up, folks!
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Varietal:

Tempranillo

- A very important red grape varietal that's native to Northern Spain, grown across the north and central regions of the country. Low in acid and alcohol, with subtle strawberry, leather and tobacco notes, the grape responds well to oak aging and plays particularly well with others. Tempranillo is an important component, when combined with Garnacha, Mazuelo, Viura and Graciano, of Rioja, with the best examples coming for the cooler, higher-elevation regions like Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa. It is also grown in significant quantities in the Ribera del Duero where it is called Tinto Fino and Penèdes where it is called Ull de Llebre o Ojo de Llebre. Tempranillo hasn't gained a particularly strong foothold outside of Spain, achieving some success under the name Tinto Roriz in Portugal. There it is used as a component of Port and in the table wines of the Ribera del Duero and the Dão.
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Argentina

- Argentina is regarded as one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world, and possibly the most important wine-producing region in South America. Only four countries in the world produce more wine than Argentina. Considerable investments (much of which has come from famous French, Italian and California wine producers) have been made in new vineyards and winemaking technology in the past several years, which along with recent plantings of more premium varieties of grapes, has made Argentina much more competitive internationally. The Mendoza region is the most important region in Argentina's wine industry. And Malbec, among other Bordeaux varietals grown here, reigns supreme. Click for a list of bestselling items from Argentina.
Alcohol Content (%): 14