Spartico

Tempranillo

8.112 ratings
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Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Drink Organic

This is not a mind bending powerhouse of a wine. It isn't especially complex or sophisticated, but rather reflects the simplicity of the quaint countryside of Utiel Requena from which it hails. Named after the esparto grass native to the region, this Tempranillo is intricate in other ways: Grown on healthy, pesticide free vines surrounded by swaths of land solely dedicated to natural habitat and biodiversity. Little to no manipulation in the winery (no oak, #nosulfites, #nativeyeasts). And bet you didn't know that Bodegas Iranzo is the oldest estate winery in Spain dating back to the 1300s! So if you have expectations of a wine, this might not be the one for you. But if you appreciate authenticity and want to experience real #terroir, there's no better value on the market in my opinion.

This is not a mind bending powerhouse of a wine. It isn't especially complex or sophisticated, but rather reflects the simplicity of the quaint countryside of Utiel Requena from which it hails. Named after the esparto grass native to the region, this Tempranillo is intricate in other ways: Grown on healthy, pesticide free vines surrounded by swaths of land solely dedicated to natural habitat and biodiversity. Little to no manipulation in the winery (no oak, #nosulfites, #nativeyeasts). And bet you didn't know that Bodegas Iranzo is the oldest estate winery in Spain dating back to the 1300s! So if you have expectations of a wine, this might not be the one for you. But if you appreciate authenticity and want to experience real #terroir, there's no better value on the market in my opinion.

1 person found it helpfulSep 6th, 2016
Kyle Schlachter

Writer Colorado Wine Press

Tastes like grape juice with a little mixed in alcohol.

Tastes like grape juice with a little mixed in alcohol.

1 person found it helpfulJun 14th, 2016
Rosana Sotile

Not bad for no added sulfites, easy to drink a whole bottle quickly... With no headache after

Not bad for no added sulfites, easy to drink a whole bottle quickly... With no headache after

Sep 11th, 2016
Chris A

Well, on the nose it's promising - but it will let you down. There is just something missing. I don't know if organic wine is the diet soda of the vino world, but this smells like a good red, initially tastes like one but then it slams on the brakes. Not sure why...I'm loathe to pour wine out, but this bottle won't be finished. Serve to your vegan friends (assuming you have at least 1?) to keep them entertained...then go open a real Spanish red and rejoin the evening with a real wine. Note that King Leonidas would not approve of the Spartan derived moniker of this bottle, as it would have been kicked into that bottomless pit...

Well, on the nose it's promising - but it will let you down. There is just something missing. I don't know if organic wine is the diet soda of the vino world, but this smells like a good red, initially tastes like one but then it slams on the brakes. Not sure why...I'm loathe to pour wine out, but this bottle won't be finished. Serve to your vegan friends (assuming you have at least 1?) to keep them entertained...then go open a real Spanish red and rejoin the evening with a real wine. Note that King Leonidas would not approve of the Spartan derived moniker of this bottle, as it would have been kicked into that bottomless pit...

Aug 5th, 2016
James Magee

Not for me. Weird after taste.

Not for me. Weird after taste.

Mar 12th, 2016
Dawn Wilson

Earthy and fruity. Enjoyable!

Earthy and fruity. Enjoyable!

Mar 9th, 2016
Kelly Okamura

It hurts to drink this.

It hurts to drink this.

Nov 22nd, 2014
J A N E L L E

J had this a year ago

J had this a year ago

May 19th, 2018
Wendy Corbett

Wendy had this 2 years ago

Wendy had this 2 years ago

Oct 29th, 2017
John Testa

John had this 3 years ago

John had this 3 years ago

Oct 25th, 2016