ABOUT THE BRAND
As Spaniards, we are delighted to see that the world is following suite in celebrating the beauty of the Pig. Not only is pork belly proudly featured in today’s hottest restaurants, but our national treasure “Jamón Ibérico” is finally finding its way into households all around the globe, just like Tempranillo, Spain’s signature red grape.
DELICIOSO Tempranillo is juicy and jammy, yet well structured and balanced. Aromas of ripe raspberry, plum and licorice lead the way to a velvety tasting experience with a solid finish. Ideal to pair with pastas, chicken dishes and anything you’d like to throw on the barbecue.
ABOUT THE WINE
PRODUCER: DBL / Bodegas San Antonio Abad
LOCATION: Villacañas, Toledo
APPELLATION: D.O. La Mancha
AGEING: 3 months in American oak
Made in the northern part of La Mancha, in the province of Toledo using the revolutionary “flash-détente” technology. Delicioso is a young, fruit-driven wine, offering bright red berry and raspberry aromas, deep, vibrant and lively flavors on the palate, well balanced and quite refreshing on the finish. An outstanding value from an up-and-coming region.
PRODUCTION: 100,000 bottles
ABOUT THE WINERY
San Antonio Abad is a cooperative located in the province of Toledo, Castilla La Mancha with 450 members that together harvest over 2,000 hectares of vineyards. San Antonio is one of the very few wineries in Spain (and the world) using the flash-détente technology, an expensive piece of equipment that yields fresh, fruit-forward wines by heating the grapes and then sending them to a vacuum chamber to be cooled before fermentation. This technology increases extraction from red grapes while minimizing bitter seed tannin and pyrazine (vegetal) odors.
ABOUT LA MANCHA
Located in central Spain, the land of Don Quixote fame is the largest delimited wine region not only in Spain, but in the whole of Europe. Winemaking is thought to have originated here in Roman times, and was certainly widespread during medieval times. La Mancha has an extreme continental climate. Summer daytime temperatures regularly exceed 104F (40C), but drop dramatically as darkness falls. Winters are cold, with sub-zero temperatures and frequent frosts. These dramatic climatic variations, along with low annual rainfall (on average 14in/350mm) favor the stress of the vineyard in the final stage of ripening, yielding wines of great quality with the right winemaking techniques and careful grape selection.