Bodegas Verdúguez is located in the heart of La Mancha, in Villanueva de Alcardete. They are just 120 km away from Madrid. The winery is a 4th generation small family business that has been slowly upgraded over the years. Bodegas Verdúguez will always remain true to their Spanish and La Mancha roots. Based in Don Quixote’s central Spain, La Mancha has 265 wineries. The main white grape grown is Airen. The main red grape grown is Cencibel, which is known as the popular grape Tempranillo. Other grapes that thrive in this region, said to be “nine months of winter and three months of hell,” are Viura, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc used to produce white wines. Red grapes like Grenache, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon contribute to red wine production.
This Tinto Seco is comprised of 50% Cencibel (Tempranillo) and 50% Garnacha (Grenache). This combination along with modern vinification techniques has produced a great summer quaffer. Aromas of spices, cherry, almond and marinated pepper, follow through on a bright, but soft entry to a fruity-yet-dry lightly bodied with tangy citrus and spice notes (very Pinot Noir-esque).The wine finishes with a long smooth finish which is achieved without exposure to oak — fermentation and aging are done completely in stainless steel tanks. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled (about 65º), it provides a refreshing counterpoint to a range of simply prepared dishes, from grilled salmon and broiled or grilled chicken, to steaks and chops served on the patio. Drink now through 2016.