Signature wines or ‘vinos de autor’ is an expression in Spain to describe those that follow a winery’s or a winemaker’s patterns rather than those typical or traditional in their area.
Versum’s base is a traditional Rioja combination of tempranillo with some graciano to add extra aromas, freshness (acidity) and colour. But a very natural winemaking process with minimum oak flavour contribution during the ageing process and negligible intervention result in a renovated Rioja style.
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Winery: Marqués de Terán
Winemaking: Grape varieties: 80% Tempranillo, 20% Graciano. Lime and clay soil with an average altitude of 700m. Hand picking of grapes using 17kg boxes. The entire harvest goes through screening. Destemming without crushing the grapes. Pre-fermentative cryomaceration between 5-6 ° C for 6 days. Alcoholic fermentation at 27 ° C for 30 days.
|Bodega||Marqués de Terán|
|Spain geographical indications||DOCa Rioja|
|Production area||Ollauri, La Rioja|
|Grape varieties||Graciano, Tempranillo|
|Type of wood||French oak|
|Alcohol % by Vol.||14.0 %|
|Wine colour||Cherry red|
|Wine descriptors||Elegant, Lush, Round, Spicy, Velvety, berrylike|
|Tasting notes||Cloves, Peat, black pepper, blackberry, cherry|
|Wine moments||celebrations, dinner|
|Food & wine pairing||oily fish, lamb, game, casseroles, beef, Spanish ham, sausage and charcuterie|
|Wine awards||Vintage 2014 - 92 points. Rioja Special Report by Tim Atkin 2017 - 91 points. Wine Spectator 2017 - Silver medal. Mundus Vini 2016|