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WINE CLUB April 2022 | 2017 Colorado Tempranillo

Tempranillo in Colorado

Originally from Spain, Tempranillo grapes have found the perfect home here in Colorado because they adapt well to our high altitude, warm weather, abundant sun, and dry growing season. 

A Mature Rendition of the ’17

Tempranillo is known as Tinta Roriz in Portugal and we often use these grapes in our Balistreri Port. Bruce Talbott from Talbott Vineyards in Palisade produced so much of this Tempranillo in 2017 that we were able to set aside some for extended cellar aging. Thus, we are so excited to offer this smooth, mature rendition for April 2022’s wine of the month!

A Complex Red

As you swirl this wine, notice the beautiful ruby red color as it shimmers in the light. It’s full and robust, yet pure, and remains easy drinking and fresh. Aromatically, it leaps from the glass with notes of black cherry, ripe plum, and baking spices that continue throughout the palate, with a soft, smooth texture. There’s a subtle minerality with green peppercorn notes on the finish, which is an interesting contrast to the fruit character.

A Wine to Welcome Spring

Enjoy this 2017 Tempranillo with whatever you’re serving for your spring holidays. It’s a perfect pairing for spring greens, grilled ramps, and marinated asparagus. 

Happy spring from the Balistreri family!

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Natural Wine from Balistreri Vineyards

All Balistreri Wines are made naturally with indigenous yeast, no sulfites added, and no fining or filtering. You won’t get a headache with these wines!

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Try the 2017 Tempranillo

Want to try this delicious 2017 Colorado Tempranillo? Stop by the Winery for a taste of our current lineup. Make a reservation here.

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