Surprising as it may seem, international grape varieties such as Syrah can feel quite at home in an overtly southern climate. This Spanish red wine is a clear evidence of that fact.
Produced by the Huerta de Albalá winery, Taberner is a single varietal red wine from Cádiz.
The grapes were selected at the vineyard, brought to the cellar in little boxes and selected again. After that, the "surviving" grapes were destemmed and vinified in stainless steel tanks.
Once the process was completed, Taberner 2015 was transferred into French oak barrels. There the wine completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for over a period of 18 months.
This wine pours a deep cherry red, with overflowing spicy aromas of ripe blackberry, with hints of mocca, liquorice, pepper and violets.
A very pleasing and balanced wine, silky but with a nice contrast of wild berries, spices and mocca-coated oak. Delicious from start to finish.