When the gloves are off what kind of wine would our winemakers choose to drink at home? That’s the rather tantalising challenge we set them.
They stepped up to the task with gusto. After all, how could they resist such an enticing opportunity?
Revelling in all its glorious indulgent ripe fruit and deliciousness, the creation they crafted is the guv’nor. So let’s park the wine pretence and unlock some straightforward pleasure. Pull the cork, pour a generous serving and savour its rewarding flavours.
Tempranillo and Syrah.
Tempranillo is the most cultivated grape in Spain. It is also known as the grape for 1,000 wines, because it produces very different wines in the different regions. This young red wine, with a short barrel aging, is made with grapes from this variety of old vines in the North of Spain and younger vines in the Center-South of the Peninsula. The Syrah grape grown in the Center-South of the country provides deep aromas and structure.
Enjoy this fruity red, revel in the smooth oaky vanilla and be satisfied by the rich aromas.
A treat to drink on its own or perfect to pair with lamb and cheese, particularly blue cheese.
Between 15º and 18ºC.
Grapes are macerated at cool temperatures to allow for the gentle extraction of sweet tannins and complex compounds, which encourages the production of a wine with an expressive character to compliment the red berry flavours typical of Tempranillo.
About this wine
A ‘beautiful bright colour and very pleasant array of aromas’ left an early impression on Yohann Pinol of Wiltons, who also noted this accomplished Gold’s ‘strawberry and raspberry fruit and high structure’. ‘Violet, plum, chocolate with red berry sweetness and smooth, medium body,’ added Markus Dilger of Dilger Sommelier Selection, while Andre Luis Martins of Cavalry & Guards Club enjoyed ‘sweet cassis and fresh-baked cinnamon cake notes, with some baked red fruit leading to a fresh finish’. Sommerliers Wine Awards 2018
2019 Portugal Wine Trophy: The Guv’nor
2018 Sommellier Awards: The Guv’nor