It has been said that Tempranillo is Spain’s answer to Cabernet. Certainly it has the spine for it. It is thick skinned and deep colored. Picos Tempranillo Exhibits the profundity and aromas associated with Cabernet, such as spice, tobacco, olive oil, and herbs. But unlike Cabernet this tempranillo exhibits exuberant fruit. This Tempranillo is grown in Castilla-La Mancha, the “Spanish Meseta” for a vine to flourish here it must have grit, character, and a strong self of self. It certainly shows in this wine.
Spain, for a winemaker, is like an endless palate of colors. With more than 60 different appellations and endless vineyards of native Spanish grape varieties, the creative canvas for winemaking is infinite. For a creative, passionate winemaker this is more than enough inspiration to last a life time. With the Picos wines David Tofterup, the wine maker wants to extract the purity of the fruit of the native grape varieties to make colorful and flavorful modern wines. He would like to give the everyday wine drinker the opportunity to discover the great flavors of Spain and the potential that is hidden is this historic wine country.