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Tempus 2017

Tempus

2017
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Tempus is a very personal wine, a measured combination of the qualities of local red grapes such as...

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£15.25

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Tempus 2017

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine
Alcohol content i14.5%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2017

Review

Tempus is a very personal wine, a measured combination of the qualities of local red grapes such as Carignan and Grenache, together with two of the famous French varieties, Merlot and Syrah. While Carignan brings character, freshness and depth, the other grapes give the wine its juicy, voluptuous and spicy features.

The grapes are cultivated from thirty-year-old vines in two small low-yield plots located in the town of Batea. They are harvested by hand and collected in small crates to keep them in the best conditions possible.

Tempus has an intense and dark cherry colour, an aspect which may lead us to think of a wine that has too much body or tannins, but it is not the case here. The winery's careful selection of grapes, well-timed maceration process, and excellent work controlling fermentation temperatures ensures the wine has all the elegance and aromas of the grape skins but without being excessively tannic. Its alcoholic strength is felt as the wine fills the mouth with pleasant and sweet liqueur sensations in the cheeks but is in no way overwhelming. Aromas of ripe blackcurrants, liquorice, pepper, nutmeg and cocoa delight the nose, while its mouth is deliciously juicy, yet fresh and lingering, leaving behind a very moreish memory of minerals and eucalyptus.

Thanks to the time spent ageing in French oak and standing in the bottle before its release, Tempus is ideal for pairing with red meat dishes seasoned with spices, or a well-cured cheese, strong enough to bring out all its qualities.

Food pairing

Red meats / Cured cheeses

Vineyard

  • Climate:Continental with mediterranean influence

Production

  • Ageing period:10 months
  • Type of wood:French oak

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC

Tasting notes

  • ViewIntense / Purplish red
  • Bouquet:Fruit aromas / Black fruit / Fruit in liqueur / Blackberries / Vanilla / Coconut / Spices / Clove
  • Mouth:Lovely / Fleshy / Good acidity / Pleasant tannins / Long finish / Persistent

Customer reviews

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by: The Lamb (14/12/2020) - Vintage 2017

Great value for money!

A little bit different. Full-bodied with a varied grape mixture, this went down very nicely with our steaks. Not the typical tempranillo etc. Spanish red and definitely one to be repeated.

by: Robson (30 Jan) - Vintage 2017

Belle surprise!

Je ne connaissait pas appellation Terra Alta et ce Tempus vaut vraiment la peine. Charnue mais des tanins agréables et une belle longueur en bouche.

by: Llorenç Valeri (30 Jan) - Vintage 2017

Òptim

Un vi en què es conjuguen admirablement la denistat del color, el gust i l'aroma en sensacions que perduren molt més enllà de la glopada.

by: Marius Nägele (23/09/2020) - Vintage 2017

Kräftig gut

Ein Traum von Wein. Wir trinken ihn sehr gerne, lassen Ihn aber gerne 1 bis 2 Stunden erst offen stehen bis wir Ihn trinken.

by: Stephan (9 Jan) - Vintage 2017

Nice Terra Alta

Second bottle without any fault. Lovely wine and a bargain sub 12€.