The Invisible Man Tempranillo, Rioja Alta, Casa Rojo

The Invisible Man Tempranillo, Rioja Alta, Casa Rojo

The Tempranillo grapes are grown in the Rioja Alta region, in vineyards close to the village of Cuzcurrita de Rio Tiron in the north-west of the region. There are three distinctly different types of soils in the vineyards here: claystone, stony and iron-clayish, providing grapes with plenty of character. About 5% of the blend is made up of the Mazuelo grape variety as is traditional in the region to add colour and structure. The hand-harvested grapes from old vines undergo a traditional fermentation followed by ageing; in oak barrel for a year and bottle for nine months. Fruit driven, with an almost New World style, red and black berries to the fore; the palate hints at fine pastries with notes of vanilla.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Rioja
  • Vintage: 2011/2012
  • Producer: Casa Rojo
  • Primary grape: Tempranillo
  • Secondary grape: Mazuelo
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £11.95
  • Code: 29909
  • Expression: Ring