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2017 Tempranillo Texas High Plains

2017 Tempranillo Texas High Plains
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$32.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 17TETX750

The Texas High Plains is the second largest AVA in Texas, comprising roughly 8 million acres in west Texas, mostly south of the panhandle region.  The eastern border of the Texas High Plains AVA follows the 3000ft elevation contour line along the Caprock Escarpment, the steep transitional zone separating the High Plains from the lower plains to the east.  The elevation within the Texas High Plains gradually increases from 3,000 ft. to 4,100 ft. in the northwest portion of the AVA.  This positioning provides an environment of long, hot, dry summer days which allows the grapes to mature and ripen to proper sugar levels, and cool evenings and nights, which help set the grapes’ acidity levels.  Grapes and wine have been produced in this region since the mid-1970s and vineyards here have become the major grape supplier to wineries throughout the state.  There are over 75 Wine Grape Varietals planted in the High Plains AVA, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Grenache, Merlot, Malbec, Dolcetto, Mourvèdre, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and Viognier.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Tempranillo
Appellation
Texas High Plains
Acid
.60
pH
3.81
Bottling Date
3/12/18
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Tempranillo produces a red, translucent wine with hints of cherry, strawberry, plum and a soft, leathery finish.
Awards
Silver- 2018 Lone Star International Wine Competition
Winemaker Notes
Our Tempranillo was fermented using Vintage Red yeast and then taken through malolactic fermentation in neutral French Oak. Once malo completed, the wine was racked to new American Oak for finishing.
Food Pairing Notes
American hamburger, chili chicken, jambalaya pasta, grilled spiced lamb chops.
Production
194 cases
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