Grape(s): 70% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot
Localization: La Mancha, Spain
Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in color, this wine offers a bouquet of blackberry, lavender and aniseed. Delicate tannins wash across the palate, bearing flavors of black currant, pomegranate, dark chocolate, tobacco and lemon thyme. The finish is decidedly savory.
Notes: Varieties were aged, separately for 12 months in new French oak barrel, followed by additional aging in tank and bottle
The Domain: Pago de La Jaraba is a family owned winery built in the heart of La Mancha. While they can trace a history of notable regard for wines grown on the estate back to the mid-1700’s their current goal is to produce high-quality, exclusively estate-sourced, flag-waving examples of the new “modern-traditional balanced” wines coming out of Spain.
They follow traditional, sustainable methods and farm 80 hectares of vineyards. In addition they also grow cereal crops – wheat and barley as well as sunflowers, almond, pistachio and olive trees. Finally they raise their own flock of sheep on estate scrub / forest both to enhance and protect soil quality and for production of artisan Manchego cheese.