Dacu 'Tempranillo' Tempranillo 2015
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LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE: The vineyards in the Ribera del Guadiana DO are located in Zone 6, just west of La Mancha, near the Portuguese border. This large region is divided into 6 subzones: Tierra de Barros, Ribera Alta, Ribera Baja, Cañamero, Montanchez and Matanegra. Dacu comes from Matanegra, the third highest district after Montanchez and Cañamero. The high-altitude vineyard, at 640 meters (2,100 ft.) elevation, is located in the town of El Raposo. Here, the ... read more
Item ID: #12438
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE: The vineyards in the Ribera del Guadiana DO are located in Zone 6, just west of La Mancha, near the Portuguese border. This large region is divided into 6 subzones: Tierra de Barros, Ribera Alta, Ribera Baja, Cañamero, Montanchez and Matanegra. Dacu comes from Matanegra, the third highest district after Montanchez and Cañamero. The high-altitude vineyard, at 640 meters (2,100 ft.) elevation, is located in the town of El Raposo. Here, the wide range of day and night temperatures enhances the Tempranillo's bright aromas and flavors. This vineyard's altitude exposes the grapes to Atlantic breezes, which makes this site cooler than other vineyards in the region. The 18-hectare (45 acre) vineyard is comprised of sections with three different soil types: clay, limestone and sand.All Tempranillo vines were planted in 1993, and are trained on double cordon trellises with 2 wires, achieving greater shade due to the umbrella effect of the trellis training. For climate, the area's average temperature from April-October is 68F and the annual rainfall averages 21 inches a year. Here, high daytime temperatures are offset by cool night temperatures, which slow the ripening cycle of the grape, and give the grapes more intense flavors.

TASTING NOTES: Fresh black and blue fruit aromas are lifted and sharpened by a peppey note and a suggestion of smoky minerals. Vibrant and focused on the palate, offering intense boysenberry and cassis flavors that put on weight with aeration. Seamless and expressive, with no rough edges and a long, gently tannic finish that echoes the blueberry note.

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DacuDacu comes from Matanegra, the third highest district after Montanchez and Cañamero and is a single-vineyard wine made in the unknown region of Ribera del Guadiana located in the south west of Spain next to the Portuguese border. Although unknown it is the second largest geographical wine appellation in Spain. This large region is divided into 6 subzones: Tierra de Barros, Ribera Alta, Ribera Baja, Cañamero, Montanchez and Matanegra.

Dacu was founded in 2007 with the goal of showcasing the many virtues of this unknown territory. The high-altitude vineyard, at 640 meters (2,100 ft.) elevation, is located in the town of El Raposo. This vineyard's altitude exposes the grapes to Atlantic breezes, which makes this site cooler than other vineyards in the region. The 18-hectare (45 acre) vineyard is comprised of sections with three different soil types: clay, limestone and sand. All Tempranillo vines were planted in 1993, and are trained on double cordon trellises with 2 wires, achieving greater shade due to the umbrella effect of the trellis training. For climate, the area's average temperature from April-October is 68ºF and the annual rainfall averages 21 inches.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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