Castilla y Leon
Castilla y Leon is a province embracing a number of varied DO's, some well known such as Rioja and Ribeira del Duero; some slightly more obscure, such as Cigales and Toro. There is an old Castilian saying - 9 months of winter (invierno) followed by 3 months of hell (infierno). Winters can be very cold and summers extremely hot. Rainfall is low, generally less than 50cm for most parts of the province. The terrain of Castilla y Leon consists mainly of an undulating plateau with an average elevation of about 2,500 feet (760 metres), covering the northern part of the Meseta Central, a complex geological formation that provides a host of interesting terroirs, ranging from rocky high-altitude vineyards to arid plains planted with old bush vines. Although wine making was started by the Romans, it was the monastic tradition in the 11th century that established the province's reputation.
Black and red fruits with a hint of oak. Fresh palate with some liqourice and coffee/chocolate flavours.
Super value/complexity, aged Tempranillo from the 2014 vintage with aromas of red fruits, tobacco and cinnamon.