(Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Natural Wine Merchants. The Natural Merchants Selections carries more than 150 organic or biodynamic wines.)
The Iranzo family has a deep history in wine making with vineyard ownership dating back to the 18th century. Located just off the Mediterranean coast near Valencia, Spain, produces this 100% Tempranillo with organic grapes. Bodegas Iranzo was the first winery in Spain to receive the USDA National Organic Program accreditation. The buildings that house the winery and cellars were constructed between 1916 and 1929, and have been classified as a Cultural Heritage site by the Valencian Government.
Vertvs Tempranillo 2004
100% Tempranillo. 13.5% alcohol. Just over 12,000 cases produced. Dark ruby color with a nose of black cherry, leather and an earthy component. In the mouth I noted more of the leather tastes along with licorice and dark berry.
Although there were only 12,500 cases produced of this wine, I have noticed this one at many stores here in the Tidewater, Virginia area – particularly at our local grocery store, Farm Fresh, for about 12 bucks.