Tempranillo Toledo Spain
Crafted at the Finca Constancia wineworks near Otero in the province of Toledo, a Media crianza pure varietal wine that's well suited to the Australian palate. Gourmet Traveler has distinguished Altozano with a string of rave reviews and a huge 94 point rating in a blind line up of Spanish and Aussie Tempranillos. A silky smooth table red with a taste of chocolate and dark cherries, a touch of spice, innately food friendly and approachable. Perfect balance is achieved after a spell of oak barrel treatment which has served to tame the lascivious fruit.
Finca Constancia retains two hundred acres of vineyard in the best winegrowing regions of Spain. Designed by architect Gonzalo Tello, the Bodegas is of ultra modern design, oriented to produce quality wines through the most cutting edge technologies, fully integrated into the landscape where it is located. The wide variety of soils to be found within the vineyards enable a range of nuances to be assembled into a Tempranillo of extraordinary complexity and richness. Following the harvest, grapes are treated to several days of cold soak, inoculated for primary and malolatic ferments, followed by a short term of maturation in a combination of of 225 and 500 litre French and American oaks.
Vibrant plum colour. Expressive, with black cherry, raspberry and chocolate on the nose. A palate of rich varietal fruit, plum, olive and cocoa, rather well integrated with a rich and generous mouth feel over soft tannins. Controlled, well seasoned background oak in support, Altozano speaks of ripe, generous upfront fruit flavour and plenty of balance.