Meet the MoVida Guided Tempranillo Six Pack!
Of the various wine packs we released during 2020, this one was the most popular. So with the arrival of new vintages from some of our favourite producers in Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Toro coinciding with the impending winter weather we decided to launch our second Tempranillo six pack. The added benefit this year is that many of these wines have now rolled onto the wonderful 2018 vintage; whereas 2017 was hot, dry and difficult, 2018 stands apart as a vintage of effortlessly smooth and ‘Atlantic’ wines.
Like last time we've drawn inspiration from the Tempranillo training session that we we run for our staff during the course of the year. We've updated and elaborated on the notes that went out with last years box, so if you're coming back for a second time they'll be new things to learn and taste but if this is your first crack at a guided Tempranillo six pack they'll be details there to guide you through the various regions, with a few comments about where and what to eat if the borders ever open!
The idea is that these six Tempranillo's show the range this varietal covers - from the uber-traditional leather and tobacco, medium bodied grace of La Rioja Alta to the Modernist, Terroir-ist rockstars of Rioja's new wave like Artuke and Sierra de Tolono. Then onwards from Rioja along the Duero to two producers of Ribera del Duero; Dominio del Aguila who have leapt to the top of the Spanish wine hierarchy in dizzying speed, and German Blanco's 'Lively Wines,' a producer of great soul who's responsible for some of the best value 'Monday night pizza' wine we've ever come across. The pack then finishes with a wine from Alvar de Dios, a young Toro wine maker who's come from some of the best producers in Spain and is now crafting some cracking bottles under his own label.
On our wine lists the six bottles would total around $450.00 combined. As a six pack via online retail we're offering them for $220.00 delivered, nationwide. As always with our packs we'll throw a little snack in as well; in this case a little sample of Conservas Cuca's Almejas, delicious little clams from Galicia!
2018 Sierra de Tolono Tinto - Rioja
2015 La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Tempranillo, Graciano - Rioja
2018 Artuke 'Paso Las Manas' Tempranillo - Rioja
2018 Dominio del Aguila 'Picaro' Tinto Fino - Ribera del Duero
2019 Lively Wines 'La Bicicleta Voladora' Tempranillo - Rioja
2018 Alvar de Dios 'Tio Uco' Tinto del Toro - Toro