Oz Clarke says he 'can't think of any red grape that so completely dominates a country's quality wines as Tempranillo does Spain's'. Perhaps that should be of no surprise when the grape creates wines as rich, intense, beguiling and complex as this.
While Tempranillo flourishes in Rioja, it performs even more impressively in Ribera del Duero. Here, where vines cling to the steep hillsides and the climate is marginal, you will find Spain's most sought after wines. Most notable is Vega Sicilia, the country's acclaimed and priciest red. In Quinta del Rio you have a taste of that greatness, but at a vastly more affordable price. It's made with highly concentrated Tempranillo that is aged in oak barrels to provide a silky, seductive finish. We recommend you swirl it around in big bowled glasses to reveal its full spectrum of ripe plum, vanilla, coffee and liquorice aromas and flavours. Especially tasty with classic dishes of Spain ' rabbit casserole, lamb cutlets or bean and chorizo stew.