Waxy peach aromas seem slightly oxidized. It’s round and citrusy on the palate, but in a monotone way that fades to pithy white fruits and mealy citrus. Shows some flashes of uniqueness and class; mostly it’s wayward and slightly bitter.
Forget the high price on this Tempranillo Blanco. Looking at the wine alone, it’s briny and stalky on the nose, with wiry lemon-like acids that push sour orange flavors. Overall it’s monotone, briny and citrusy.
All indigenous grapes are welcomed by our tasting panel, but sometimes they are unknown and little used for a reason. This wine, made from the local Maturana Tinta, is a green, mean, lean wine with herbal aromas and flavors that, let’s face it, are vegetal. Tastes tart and short, with a strong, driving green character throughout.
Smells briney and pickled, much like sauerkraut. The palate has an angular feel, choppy acidity and pickled flavors of apples and wheat. Briney to the max; not very appealing year after year.