This Campo Viejo Rioja Tempranillo 2010 pours a deep cherry colour, light and vibrant as you would expect from Tempronillo, full of the aroma of ripe red fruits and a subtle background of vanilla and sweet spices. In the mouth the taste is fresh, smooth and soft, with flavours of redcurrants, vanilla, darker spices, and a woody background leading to a long dry finish.
This is not a light Rioja, and would be difficult to drink on its own, but alongside grilled sausages it really comes into its own. It is not a cheap wine by comparison to many others on the shelves, but match it with the right food, and serve it at a good room temperature, and you will be well rewarded.
Campo Viejo was founded in 1959 by José Ortigüela, in the Rioja appelation. The vineyard has produced a range of wines from the Tempranillo grapes grown there, with distribution now throughout the world.
|Occasion:||Pork, Duck, Grilled Sausage|