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Grape Varietal: 100% Tempranillo
Boasting one of Spain’s noble grapes, Henoba is one of the most unique styles of Tempranillo wines. Henoba comes from Lagar de Besada’s boutique vineyards in the region of La Mancha, where the art of viticulture and the birth of the Tempranillo grape date back to the 12th century. The vineyard is prominently nestled 3,000 feet above sea level, one of the highest elevation points across all Spanish wine regions.
The continental climate in the area is of unique extremity, which provides a profound complexity in the wine. Long, hot summers, cold winters and a drastically low annual rainfall or nearly 18 inches, have build a tolerance of vines that are able to withstand the most difficult conditions, while producing the most consistently complex and balanced wines year after year. Such ideal conditions are essential components for the grapes’ preservation of freshness, balanced acidity and ripe fruit.
Henoba seduces with subtle aromas of vanilla and exotic berries and presents a strong, lingering finish with notes of French oak.
The palate is fresh with that speck of acidity that makes it fun, elegant and easy to drink, while still offering a structured and complex balance.
The maturation and development of the grapes are carried out through a malolactic fermentation process in French Oak barrels for 6 months, which attributes to the deep tannins and bold structure of the wine.
Henoba also pairs well with strongly flavored dishes, such as tapas, including olives, jambon, chorizo, and marinated mushrooms. Also, try Henoba with Spanish cheeses like Manchengo and other sheep’s milk cheeses.
For heartier dishes, pair Henoba with chicken, seafood paella, charcuterie, Moroccan tajines with lamb, chicken, or seafood, barbequed spareribs, wild mushroom dishes and sauces, and roasted stuffed peppers.