Winery: Bodegas Campos Reales
Region: La Mancha
Locale: El Provencio, provence of Cuenca
Appellation: La Mancha
Site: The high, arid central plain of La Mancha. Average elevation is 5-600 meters. Soils are red-brown sandy clay with limestone and chalk. Vineyards are planted en vaso (head pruned) in order to keep them low to the ground to minimize evaporation.
Grapes: 100% Tempranillo, a portion from vines up to 70 years old, planted on original rootstock.
Fermentation and Aging: Fermented in stainless steel, bottled, and released to the market early the following year.
Notes: This Tempranillo is so well done, experts tasting it thought it could be Rioja. Belies its price tag. Extremely versatile on the table, paring with hamburgers, steak on the grill, tapas and hors d'oeuvres.