Familia Fernandez Rivera El Vinculo Crianza 2012
100% old-vine Tempranillo from a perfectly ripe and not overly hot vintage this underwent malolactic fermentation and subsequent aging for two years in American oak. As with all wines from Familia Fernández Rivera, the wine is unfined and unfiltered. Deeply robed, densely fruity and richly tannic with floral cedar spice and a powerful, rounded finish.
Style Notes :
- Variety: Tempranillo
- Origin: Spain
- Locality: La Mancha
Tasting Notes :
This red from central Spain comes in a rather dark red color, nothing outstandingly dark, but fairly dense and looking rich. Dark red to the rim. The nose is powerful, intense, very spicy, ripe and plumy, and somehow animal.