Llebre

Grapes: Tempranillo

Style: Full-bodied dry

Lovers of Rioja and traditional red Spanish wine will be delighted to know that Tomàs Cusiné, also produces one made from 100% Tempranillo known as Llebre. An interesting name since the Tempranillo grape is known in Catalan as Ull de Llebre or Hare’s Eye. This wine also comes from the Prades mountains and has the same Designation of Origin of Costers del Segre. The vines share a similar terroir to Geol growing on a mixture of gravel, clay and sandstone at a similar elevation. Vineyard practices are likewise organic. This wine has a relatively short maceration time. Indigenous yeasts are used for fermentation. Following this, in contrast to the other red wines here, Llebre spends only 3 months in barrels of French oak followed by 3 months in cement tanks on the lees. The result is a lighter wine with a cherry colour. With aromas of plum and red berries, it is smooth on the palate with flavours of red fruits, vanilla and a hint of spice and pepper. The tannins are soft and silky and there is a fresh and elegant finish. Lovely with barbecued and grilled meats, tacos and burritos as well as poultry and even pizza too.

If you are new to Northwestern Wine, you are welcome to try a sample of this wine. You can order your samples on the website or contact us by email.

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