Having recently returned from vacationing in Portugal and Spain, I’ve been revisiting some of the great wines my wife and I enjoyed there, most of which were sinfully inexpensive. One such wine is Bodegas Camino Alto Tempranillo 2019, which sells here in Utah for a measly $9.99, an incredible bang for the wine buck.
This beautiful Tempranillo comes from an organic estate in an area called Bodegas Camino Alto outside the village of Villa Cañas in the northern part of Castilla y la Manch in Central Spain.
According to Utah-based Bon Vivant Imports, “Camino Alto produces beautiful Tempranillo that expresses what the area can actually do when there is a little love and passion behind the land. [Winemaker] Julio Raboso’s dedication and commitment for his estate shows in his 40 hectares of land, which primarily only see the manure from the local grazing sheep, some standard pruning, and a yearly green harvest, with an annual production of about 300,000 bottles. With a focus on a very clean and minimalistic process, the finished bottles have lovely soul alongside the ripe and wonderful fruit character.”
This young 100% Tempranillo wine is a very fresh and easy-drinking one, full of bright berry flavors and spice, with a soft texture – a really well-made and attractive entry level red wine that I’m going to be stocking up on. It’s perfect with everything from paella to pizza, burgers to Philly cheesesteaks.
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Originally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.
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