Els Vineryons Saltamarti 2018 Review – Tempranillo and Garnacha

Published by Jeremy.

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If you like high acid, low tannin reds that have some delicious red fruit notes that open up to darker fruit (especially with meat-based dishes), you definitely should give the Els Vineryons Saltamarti a try.

This Tempranillo and Garnacha blend will have what you seek in an easy-drinking format.

Blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha

Els Vineryons Saltamarti

This medium ruby wine had a medium aroma of red sweet cherry, vanilla, dried raspberry, minerals, and violet. The flavors came together for an almost cola-like aroma as well.

On the palate, the wine was dry with high acidity, low tannin, and medium alcohol, body, and flavor intensity (possibly trending medium+ here). We got notes of tart red cherry, red plum, and some herbal undertones. Some dark fruits came out as this wine opened up, but was more noticeable with food.

Els Vineryons Tempranillo Food Pairing – Moroccan Meatballs

Tempranillo Food Pairing - Moroccan Meatballs

We paired this one with a relatively spice-forward Moroccan meatball. This worked out well with the hint of herbs in the wine and meshed with the higher acidity, but we probably could've paired it with a slightly more tannic wine if we were honest due to the fat content of the meat.

That being said, we noticed more dark fruits coming out when pairing it with the meat (even more so than simply letting the wine open up) and is something we appreciated as it helped add a bit more depth to the wine.

Score: 3 / 5

We'd buy a glass of this one.

Overall, we quite enjoyed this bottle and would gladly have a glass of it if we saw it on the menu at a restaurant- especially if we were pairing it with a meat-based dish.

Els Vinyerons is located in Penedes, Spain. We received this bottle from MYSA Wine Club and enjoyed it in 2020. To purchase a Mysa subscription, click here.

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