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Vara Tempranillo 2018 Espanol PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Vara Tempranillo Espanol 2018
Winter has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere and with it our desire for bold red wines and hearty culinary recipes. We love the VARA Tempranillo 2018 Español imported from Spain and bottled by VARA in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A delectable blend of tempranillo and garnacha grapes provide the wine with a nice balance of body, structure, and incredible layers of flavors. The Vara Tempranillo 2018 Español is delicious to drink on its own or enjoyed with food. Cheers!

 

VARA Tempranillo 2018 Español Information:

Vara Teempranillo 2018 Espanol 

Winery:
Imported from Spain and bottled by VARA, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Product of:
Spain
Appellation:
Vino Tinto Español
Varietals:
82% Tempranillo, 18% Garnacha
Grapes harvested from:
Viñedos de Santo Cristo, Campo de Borja, Spain
Alcohol:
14.2% alcohol by volume
Price:
$18/750 ml bottle

Tasting Notes: VARA Tempranillo 2018 Español is made with 82% Tempranillo grapes and 18% Garnacha. Tempranillo grapes are a black grape variety grown in Spain, which gives the wine its rich aromatic earthy and fruity nose. Garnacha grapes grow well in hot, dry climates like Spain and lend earthy, spicy notes to wine. On the palate there is dark fruit, black plums, red currents, dark berries, and cocoa, with a delicious spicy finish. Drink now or cellar for a few years.  

Pairing Suggestions: Pair with roasted meat, pork, or cheeses. 

With a retail price of $18/ 750 ml bottle, VARA Tempranillo 2018, Vino Tinto Español is perfect for the holidays, special parties, as a gift, or to enjoy anytime. 

Luxury Experience Culinary Menu

With its rich earthy and fruity notes, Luxury Experience created a delicious hearty winter fare with our recipe for Luxury Experience - Beef Tempranillo that showcases the rich bold flavors of the wine, and complements the beef, mushrooms, and pearl onions. Serve over buttered egg noodles.

Luxury Experience - Beef Tempranillo - photo by Luxury Experience 

Luxury Experience - Beef Tempranillo
Serves: 4 

Luxury Experience - Beef Tempranillo Ingredients 

6
Medium
Mushrooms, quartered
6
 
Pearl Onions, peeled and trimmed
0.5
Teaspoon
Fresh Sage Leaves, finely minced
0.5
Teaspoon
Fresh Rosemary, finely minced
2
Tablespoons
EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
 
 
Salt and Pepper
1.25
Pounds
Beef, cubed, seasoned with salt and pepper
2
Tablespoons
Flour
3
Tablespoons
EVOO
10
Ounces
Beef Stock or beef bouillon
2
Ounces
Vara Tempranillo 2018 Español
1
Tablespoon
Cornstarch
1
Ounce
Vara Tempranillo 2018 Español
 
 
Buttered Egg Noodles

Method: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (204 degrees Celsius). Season beef with salt and pepper, then place in a ziplock plastic bag with the flour, shake bag to coat beef, and set aside. 

Heat a large ovenproof sauté pan, add 2 tablespoons of EVOO, add pearl onions, stir to coat, and cover pan. Cook until onions are golden, stirring occasionally, then add mushrooms, salt, and some pepper. Cover and sauté until mushrooms are tender. Remove onions and mushrooms to a bowl and cover.  

Add 3 tablespoons EVOO to the pan, add the beef and sauté over medium high heat to sear the meat. Add the cooked onions and mushrooms, then add the beef stock and bring to a boil. Add the wine, stir, cover, and place in the oven to finish cooking for 30 minutes.  

While the meat is cooking in the oven, boil your egg noodles to desired doneness. Drain, add butter, and cover to keep hot while you finish the sauce for the meat. 

Remove the pan from the oven. Remove meat, onions, and mushrooms to a stainless-steel bowl and cover to keep hot. 

Mix the cornstarch with 1-ounce of the wine and stir into the pan juices.  Bring to a boil while stirring constantly to slightly thicken the sauce. Add the meat, onions, and mushrooms to the thickened sauce.  

Presentation: Place buttered noodles in four deep plates or individual casserole bowls, and spoon the meat, sauce, and vegetables over them. Garnish with fresh rosemary if desired. Serve with glasses of Vara Tempranillo 2018 Español. Bon Appetit 

The Vara Tempranillo 2018 Español is delicious to drink on its own or add it to spice your culinary recipes. Cheers, its cocktail time! 

VARA Winery & Distillery portfolio of distinguished wines include: Monastrell 2018 USA, Tempranillo 2018 USA, Tempranillo 2018 ESP, Vermut Seco, Vermut Dulce, Viura 2018, Garnacha Rosado 2018, Garnacha 2018, Silverhead Brut Cava, Silverhead Brut Rosado Cava. Silverhead Brut Reserva Cava, and Vina Cardinal NM. 

Information on VARA Winery & Distillery 

Xavier Zamparripa and Doug Diefenthaler founded Vara Winery & Distillery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Doug Diefenthaler - Founder Vara Winery & Distillery
Doug Diefenthaler

"Vara is an international family of Spanish and American wines and spirits celebrating the origin of the American wine experience thanks to the historical connection of Spain and New Mexico. The history of wine in New Mexico is over 390 years old and is as rich and complicated as its colorful landscapes. The flavor of this ancient history plays out in the wines produced here from robust reds to crisp whites. Wine lovers will find Vara wines an enchanting experience. 

Xavier Zamparripa - Founder Vara Winery & Distillery
Xavier Zamparripa

In 1629, 140 years before the first Missions of California were established and planted, a Franciscan friar named García de Zúñiga and a Capuchín monk named Antonio de Arteaga planted the first European wine grapes in what is now the U.S. at a pueblo in the Rio Grande Valley of the Province of New Mexico.

Viticulture took hold in the valley, and by the year 1880 the New Mexico territory was the fifth largest wine producer in America. The cuttings brought to the new world by missionaries from Spain were of a Vitis Vinifera grape variety known as Listán Prieto, or the present-day Mission grape. This variety has been continuously grown and is still harvested in New Mexico today. 

We produce wines from Spanish grape varietals grown in Spain and various American vineyards including right here in New Mexico. Under the direction of our winemaking team, Bob and Louisa Lindquist, we acquire fruit from the highest quality growers of Spanish grape varieties in the U.S. The harvested fruit is brought to our New Mexico facility where the wines are made and aged in individual lots until Bob and Louisa assemble the final cuvees. 

Vara co-founders Doug Diefenthaler and Xavier Zamarripa regularly travel to Spain and are committed to growing or locating the best fruit for our Spanish wines and cava. We are very fortunate to have agreements for grape production and wine making with the best grape growers and producers in Spain." 

For information on Vara Winery & Distillery and purchasing their outstanding wines, please visit their website: www.Varawines.com 

VARA Winery & Distillery - Albuquerque, NM

Vara Winery & Distillery
315 Alameda Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113
Telephone: +1-505-898-6280
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Website: www.VaraWines.com
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