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Castillo Roquero Tempranillo Reserva 2006

Valdepenas DO

A superb, oak-aged Tempranillo from the finest vineyards of central Spain

About this wine

Meaning, literally, 'valley of the stones', Valdepeñas is a barren region in central Spain, home to "outstanding reds, which can be serious bargains" (Charlotte Hey, The Independent). Castillo Roquero pays homage to the region's famous castles, built in the 8th century atop the large rock formations of the central plains. This supple red is from a cellar founded in 1904 that can boast original vines dating back to this time. Scottish born winemaker Pamela Geddes combined the fruit of these ancient treasures with some from more recent plantings to produce an intensely flavoured red with great complexity and exuberant fruit. Matured for five years in American oak, this red is a real treat with roast pork, wild boar sausages or cured meats.

Wine File

Type Red Wine
Country Spain
Grape Tempranillo
Style Medium-bodied red
Drink By Dec 2015
Serve at 14°C
Alcohol 13.0%
Units 9.75
Bottle Size 75 cl

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