The Fernandez Gomez family has a history in viticulture that stretches back for more than a century, but it was the vision of the latest generation that first brought their production to the commercial market through the emergence of Bodegas Tierra. With nearly 80 acres of prime vineyard holdings in Rioja Alavesa, some containing original hundred-year-old plantings, it’s not surprising Tierra quickly earned an impressive reputation as an estate grower and producer. Efforts taken by Tierra focus on maintaining grape integrity from vineyard to bottle so true character is maintained; picking is always done by hand, with great care and winemaking never intrusive. Within the stylistic spectrum of Rioja, expect robust, balanced wines that integrate generous barrel maturity with minimal oxidative characteristics.
This Tempranillo pours a beautiful garnet color and gives intense aromas of blueberries, blackberries, cocoa and caramel. It has well structured and complex palate that ends with graphite minerality on a long finish. This is a classic example of Crianza boldness and youth.
Pair it With:
This is a bolder style of Tempranillo and it pairs fantastically with steak, fancy burgers and rack of lamb.