El Guardian Tempranillo (750ml)
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The Rioja wine region is characterized by its red clay soils high in mineral deposits, abundant sunshine and a continental climate. El Guardián are birds, which are often seen in the Rioja vineyards, eating insects and other vine pests. It’s said the presence of El Guardián birds limits the use of insecticides and helps promote more sustainable viticultural practices.
This fresh modern Rioja is a real treat if you’re used to more traditional, oakier styles. Bursting with ripe red fruit aromas, notes of licorice and spices. Enjoy this fresh-tasting red with Spanish tapas style foods like spicy charcuterie, paella with chicken and chorizo, meat stews or cheese dishes.
The central region of Rioja (villages of Alberite, Villamediana, Entrena, Clavijo) is characterized by its poor soils. This with the region’s continental climate and the orientation of its vineyards (south), makes this an ideal terroir to ripen Tempranillo grapes. This wine is made for early consumption and with a focus on primary fruit aromas and flavours.