Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Extremeño: Es Tremendo

This is my first post in a while, inspired by a trip to the cellar that produced a bottle of Extremaduran red that I'd bought whilst visiting during Easter.

We stayed in Carcabosso, a village not to far from Plasencia, about 3 hours west of Madrid.  The village was fairly humble, as you can see from the photo of the neighbours' house above...

There was a great tradition of 'los vinos' there, whereby families would go round all the local bars having a glass or two of wine as they went, enjoying a free tapa into the bargain.

The local produce of the region is listed on this board snapped in Caceres: paprika, strong sloppy cheese, honey, cherry jam, biscuits, wine and liquors.

Here's a wine we bought, then.  It's not from a D.O., but don't let that lead you to believe there's anything lacking.  Its fruity and well-rounded nose was as vibrant as a young wine, and was an immensely satifying blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet, which brought red fruits and rich texture and lengthy finish to the plate respectively.  Great with the strong flavours of the region's products.

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