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Wine Wednesday: BT

by Ted Scheffler
- Posted // 2011-08-03 -

I don't often buy wines based on cool labels. But, this one really caught my eye and drew me in. It’s called BT Bodegas Tintoralba Garnacha Tintorera ($7.99).

Bodegas Tintoralba is a wine cooperative located in Spain’s northwest corner, in the DO Almansa wine region. Garnacha Tintorera—called Alicante Bouschet in France—is a dark, inky, purple grape often used for blending. This version is brimming with vibrant, bright red-fruit flavors, along with hints of dark chocolate and black pepper. It's a fruit-forward wine with good acidity and is a helluva bang for the buck.

I'd suggest drinking this fun, go-to red with grilled meats. It would really shine with steak au poivre.

As for the label, it was the modernist painting of a dark-haired, ruby-lipped woman draining a wine bottle that hooked me. I’m glad it did.

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Posted // August 10,2011 at 08:56 As the importer for this wine to the US, I'm very happy that you enojyed the wine and the label!
Just a quick note to point out that this wine is grown in the Southeast of Spain. Though traditionally Garnacha Tintorera was grown in the NW as well.
Cheers!

 

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Posted // August 3,2011 at 11:57 I bought a bottle of this a couple weeks ago also and I based my purchase strictly because of the cool label. It was really a good deal for the price.

 

Ted
Posted // August 3,2011 at 15:17 - Yeah, I don't really recommend buying wine based solely on bottle art. But, sometimes you get lucky!

 

 
 
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