La Vendimia, meaning “the harvest,” represents the quality potential of Spanish “jovens”, wines that have been aged for less than six months in oak barrels. Made by famed Spanish winemaker Alvaro Palacios, La Vendimia is a blend of Spain’s two original star varieties: Tempranillo and Garnacha.
Lively and pleasing on the palate, it has delicious aromas of fresh berries, red flowers and ripe orchard fruit with hints of sweet spice.
Meant to drink now through the next four years, this enjoyable wine can be served slightly chilled and is the perfect accompaniment to any dish.
90 Points – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate:
The 2011 Vendimia is an equal blend of Garnacha and Tempranillo from four parcels around the village of Alfaro, and it is aged for five months in foudres and barrels. It has a fresh, floral bouquet with dark cherry and blueberry fruit that offers commercial appeal. The palate is supple and rounded on the entry with bright cassis fruit and a svelte, satisfying finish that coats the mouth.