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Tarima Hill 2017

Tarima Hill

2017
Alicante (Spain)

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£ 10.34

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Tarima Hill 2017

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Alicante (Spain)

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

15.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

There are some people who seem to have a special gift for finding suitable parcels and surrounding themselves with great professionals for the explicit purpose of making good wines. We have mentioned this to you before on many occasions, that Jorge Ordóñez is one of them. But the point is, besides, this man and his teams are capable of ensuring that their delicious wines reach the general public at very affordable prices. In Alicante, we come across two of the clearest examples: a very complete red wine for less than 5 Euros, the “younger sibling” Tarima Monastrell, and the elegant, powerful, complex, serious and absolutely lovely Tarima Hill, at about 10 Euros: make sure you try it.

Tarima Hill is made exclusively from Monastrell grapes; an indigenous grape able to endure and adapt to extreme climatic conditions, as well as a lack of rainfall, which is what occurs in the Alicante region. These vineyards range between 40 and 75 years old, planted with bush vines on calcareous soils and producing very low yields. Certain characteristics which, thanks to the fine work of Bodegas Volver, result in a fresh and very well-balanced wine.

In the glass it exhibits a most attractive Picota cherry colour, of medium-high density. This vividness and the tears that slowly run down and tinge the glass, apart from the label that makes us aware of 15% alcohol, leads us to believe that the wine will be really powerful. Indeed it is powerful, but elegant too. Have no fear, that density is immediately contrasted (and balanced) by a wonderful freshness on the nose and a rich tapestry of aromas: ripe and rich fruit (cranberries, blackberries), notes of sweet spices, mild smoky hints, earthy notes and a mineral background that gains prominence as the wine begins to open up in the glass (we recommend opening the bottle an hour before drinking and letting it sit in the glass for a few moments first). It has a seductive nose.

On the palate, Tarima Hill comes over as full-bodied, powerful and juicy, with some marked but polished tannins that uphold its good structure and bode well for a good evolution. To finish things off, the aftertaste reveals the smooth bitterness of dark chocolate; serious and elegant.

Game dishes / Rice dishes / Iberian sausages / Substantial dishes / Barbecues / Oven-cooked meats

  • ViewGarnet rim / Ripe picota cherry red / Quite opaque
  • Bouquet:Mineral notes / Sweet spices / Elegant / Fresh / Blackberries / Blueberries / Spices
  • Mouth:Powerful / Juicy / With body
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 17ºC

Customer reviews

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by: andersdeutgen@gmail.com (26 Feb) - Vintage 2017

Very good and great taste

Lots of wine for the money, me and my wife love it. Its a very good wine from Alicante. I would recommend it.

by: Ignasi (18 Jun) - Vintage 2017

Monastrell en estat pur

Per a gaudir-ne. Una magnífica mostra de les qualitats i propietats d'aquest raïm procedent del terroir alacantí interior. La criança li atorga un extra de cos i melositat que desenvolupen tota la potència de la fruita sense exterioritzar en cap cas la fusta.

by: N1HES (26/04/2019) - Vintage 2016

Beautiful wine

Not only is this a beautiful wine it’s also excellent value for money. Old vines producing a concentrated Moorish taste.

by: Fran (09/10/2019) - Vintage 2016

Un vino exquisito

Un vino fino, no con mucho cuerpo con una acidez acertada, y un gran sabor del paladar. Muy suave y.

by: rjbarnes (31/10/2018) - Vintage 2015

another surprise

the monastrelle grape from alicante ,is a great big burst of satisfying flavor good vaue for money.i will buy again

Bodegas Volver

Bodegas Volver

Bodegas Volver belongs to a group of wineries run by Jorge Ordóñez, a renowned importer of Spanish wines in the United States, which also includes Bodegas Alto Moncayo, Bodegas Avanthia, Bodegas La Cana and Jorge Ordóñez & Co.