Volcanus Rioja 2013
Simple and young. This is in essence a, if you will, a base model Tempranillo. What this one does not have in structure it makes up for in zippy fruit. Try this level of Rioja as a great example of the true varietal characteristics of Tempranillo wine.
Spain ranks third in overall production behind France and Italy, but quality, value and diversity are maintained as significant aspects of its wine industry. The country has recently seen an influx of capital and expertise, an increase in the use of state-of-the-art equipment, and a new generation of talented, highly educated winemakers who have artfully succeeded in balancing innovation with tradition. The varieties found in Spain are too numerous to relay in full, but a few key ones include: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Verdejo, Albarino, and Malvasia.