WINE: Condado De Haza Ribera del Duero 2006
Purple-colored with complex aromas of blackberry, cherry, rose petals, and sweet tobacco. The palate is robust, featuring dark fruits, cedar, coffee and cocoa. These complex, earthy elements pair wonderfully with the morels and the gamey qualities of the lamb. This Spanish wine is made from 100% Tempranillo, which works great with the sheep’s milk cheese found in Greg’s lamb dish, and the fats in the cheese serve to soften and highlight the wine’s ripe tannins.
Like Spain’s more well-known wine producing region of Rioja, Ribera del Duero also produces red wines made mostly of the Tempranillo grape, where it is known as Tinto Fino. Wines from Ribera del Duero, or RDD, tend to be bolder and fuller-bodied, however. Unquestionably, this region’s most famous wine is the very prestigious Unico, made by the bodega Vega-Sicilia. This is one of my “bucket list” wines, along with Domain Romanee Conti, Chateau Petrus, Chateau Margaux, and Penfold’s Grange to name but a few .…
PRICE: about $20.00
Also pairs well with: Beef, cheeses, pork, sausage, stews, roasted vegetables.
Region– Ribera del Duero, Castile y Leon, Spain
- Category Red Wine
- Varietal tempranillo
- Region Spain