Bodegas Avante ”Tineta” 2012, Ribera del Duero, $12.50 (originally $16.50)
If you’re meal planning for a big holiday feast, “Tineta” Ribera del Duero 2012 is a great pairing partner for Easter lamb and it’s now available at a special price. Formerly $16.50 a bottle and worth every penny, this versatile Tempranillo is drinking beautifully and is now only $12.50 as the distributor makes way for the next vintage. When we discovered its new pricing, we snatched up what remained of the wine, so we could offer you this exciting deal.
Travel the world in your glass: Less than 2 hours north of Madrid, you’ll find the spectacular, high plateau sites (2400+ ft. elev.) of Ribera del Duero. The extreme altitude of this region creates significant temperatures fluctuations between night and day, allowing relief for the vines and gradual ripening. Winters bring snow and ice, while summers are long, hot, and very dry (think 104°F). The Tinta Fino clone of Tempranillo seems to love this harsh climate and the particular soils of the region, turning out powerful, yet elegant wines.
Perhaps you have heard of Vega Sicilia at $350 a bottle? Wines from Ribera pack quality, character, depth and finesse in the bottle and can be offered at premium prices. Bodegas Avante’s bush vines do a noble job at a workaday price, deftly meshing ripeness with minerality.
Our Tasting Note: The aromas of this wine are generous and intense. Blueberry pie, cherry liqueur, charcoal, Indian spices, and hints of wood spice jump from the glass. Lively, juicy and spicy on the palate, it offers exotic flavors starting with crème de cassis, black and blue fruits, and bitter chocolate underscored by zesty minerality. Medium-plus to full in body with fine, integrated tannins, Tineta ends with a long, warm, spice-laced finish.
Tineta and Food: From roasted lamb chops or savory, herb-crusted leg of lamb, grilled portobello mushrooms, and olive-based dishes, you’ll find food and wine bliss. For something a bit more casual, create a Spanish platter with tapenade, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, Manchego or Zamorana cheese, and Jamón.
Stock up on wines for Easter from home! Bodegas Avante ”Tineta” 2012, Ribera del Duero and many other fantastic Easter wines are available for purchase online. Shop our selection from the comfort of your home. Place your order and we’ll gather and pack up your wines for you. Pick them up or have them delivered to your doorstep! (Certain restrictions apply for delivery, please read our delivery guidelines here.)