Campo Viejo Rioja – Tempranillo

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Tasting Notes:

Campo Viejo  means ‘Old Field’. Often retails at £6, and when Tesco run their 25% off for 6 promotion this comes down to £4.50. At this price it is fab; soft tannins, fruity, great with Sunday lunch. Despite being owned by Pernod Ricard, Campo Viejo are fiercely Spanish – and their 3 winemakers are all female. I got to meet Elena and she was good company. I also got to try their entire range; all of which was good (although I wasn’t keen on the ‘Garnacha’ – although some people loved it…). I’ll be reviewing them all in due course – including the ‘mutant’ rioja blanco!

Region of Origin Logrono
Wine Colour Red
Price £8, but regularly discounted
Grape 100% tempranillo
Current Vintage 2015
Producer Bodegas Campo Vieja
Type of Closure Screwcap
Wine Maker Elena Adill
Pack Quantity 750ml
Where can I get it? Tesco & everywhere else
Country Spain
Points 92

Food Pairings: Good on its own. Better with beef stews or BBQ foods.

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