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Tempranillo, 2011. Storks Tower
Item # L0314R2IS

Tempranillo, 2011. Storks Tower

Vintage: 2011
Varietal: Tempranillo
Vineyard/Appellation: Castilla y Leon, Spain
Color: Deep purple
Nose: Currant, blackberry and cedar
Palate: Very clean grapey and cherry with soft tannins
Finish: Long and full with a cherry and vanilla finish
Rating: 95
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Drink now through 2016/13.5% Alcohol
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Storks Tower is crafted by Hijos de Antonio Barcelo, a century plus old bodega of Spain who have been winemakers and cultivators of quality wines since 1876. From the very beginning back in Malaga, H.A. Barcelo has built up a prestigious reputation for the quality of their wines. The estate got its name from the old chapel tower where storks have nested for over 100 years.

Striving to differentiate their products through quality, H.A. Barcelo has developed a portfolio of prestigious wineries, varietals and associated brands each adapted specifically for its own market. In addition, the building of brand leaders in each segment and the marketing of these brands globally has allowed them to remain competitive while continuing to develop successful new wines of quality.

Behind an epic story there is always a great figure. Behind Hijos Bacel? is Don Antonio Barcelo Madueno who dedicated his life to the creation and exportation of great wines along with the production of cordials, liquors and brandies.

Born in Malaga in the year 1850, Barcel? was one of the very first exporters of Spanish wine. His father died when he was just 12 years old but at the age of 26, he finished his studies with honors and founded his business making and exporting wines, liquors and brandies. Thus, creating a name for himself. His products soon began to achieve great things.

His successes quickly allowed him to turn his business into one of the largest wine companies in Malaga at that time. His products were soon winning friends the world over and in recognition of his achievements, Barcel? received many diplomas and medals which are still held in the archives to this day. Storks Tower is their top tier wine.

Our selection comes from the region of Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon just North of Madrid. It is made from 100% Tempranillo, the classic red grape of Spain, grown on their own estate and aged four months in American oak barrels. The flavors are classic Tempranillo offering spice and black cherry with a hint of cocoa. It makes a perfect match with beef, lamb and spicy meat dishes like posole with a Chimichuri sauce.

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