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Deep ruby. Ripe dark berries, licorice and a hint of smokiness on the deeply perfumed nose. Plush and open-knit, offering sweet blackberry and cherry flavors energized by a jolt of peppery spices. Finishes smooth and broad, featuring soft tannins and lingering, vaguely jammy dark fruit character.-- Josh Raynolds.
Dacu is a single-vineyard wine made in the unknown region of Ribera del Guadiana, located in southwestern Spain next to the Portuguese border. Although unknown, it is the second largest geographical wine appellation in Spain. Dacu was founded in 2007 with the goal of showcasing the many virtues of this unknown territory. Ribera del Guadiana not only possesses perfect weather that is consistent year after year to produced high quality, fully ripened grapes, but it is a cool climate in the south, which means it is warm because of its southern latitude but it is also cool due to the Poniente winds. This allows the Tempranillo grapes to exhibit great amounts of fresh cherry and red berry aromatics and flavors. Ribera del Guadiana shows a different side of Tempranillo than Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Toro. Similar to the great grape varieties of Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo, Tempranillo has an ability to adapt itself to different climatic conditions and geographies and can also communicate the character of the place where it is grown before imparting its own personality. The sublime Tempranillo grape can transmit all the minute differences of its terroir. In Ribera del Guadiana, Tempranillo shows intense raspberry flavors, silky tannins, lots of dense, luscious fruit and balanced acidity that is bright and fresh.click here for more information.