This wine is a pure, bright expression of estate fruit from Rioja Alta. An impressive wine that sells for a song! It’s 80% Tempranillo, and the 20% Grenache brings forth bright fruit flavors and complex red berry aromas.
The fresh, pure character of this wine makes this an extremely versatile wine to pair with food. Without the rotund weight of oak aging, this wine pairs well with white meats like pork and chicken and flaky fish like hake, cod or flounder. This has the fruit and acidity to match with red meats, as well.
88 Points – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate:
Composed of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha, the 2011 Cortijo Tinto is another excellent value from their winemaker, David Sampedro. Lots of ripe black cherry notes intermixed with hints of roasted herbs, loamy soil and spice box are found in this medium-bodied, fruity, spicy, fresh, lively red.