Volver 2009

Winery: Bodegas Volver, S.L.
Region: DO La Mancha
Type of Wine: Red wine
Aging & Type of Oak:
Aged in new French Oak barrels for 14 months
Annual Production(in bottles): 24,000
Awards & Recognition:
Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (November 9, 2011), 91 Points.
U.S. Importer:
Fine Estates from Spain
(781) 461-5767

Tasting Note

This single vineyard-designated wine has plenty of red cherries, blueberries, mulberries and red raisins, depicting grapes pushed to full ripeness without going beyond the boundary into excessive overripeness. The oak character is relatively elegant with toasty, coffee hints only, and the balanced wine shows some lingering length as well. Drink now or in the next five or so years.

Wine Description

The grapes for this wine come from a 72-acre vineyard called "Finca Los Juncares," which was planted in 1957. Only after very careful vineyard selections, the best vines of Tempranillo grapes are hand-harvested in small boxes to prevent bruising. Malolactic fermentation occurs in barrel, and the wine is aged in new French oak barrels for 14 months and then bottled unfiltered.

About the Winery

Bodegas Volver is a project developed and co-owned by Jorge Ordoñez and Rafael Cañizares. This winery is located in the best terroir of La Mancha found in the eastern region of the DO. The soil is the reason the winery committed to purchasing 247 acres of vineyards with deep sandy soils, iron-rich clay, and a thick layer of chalk that are located at an altitude of 1,980 feet.

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Also from this winery

Bodegas Volver, S.L.
White Wine
Verdejo - 100%
Bodegas Volver, S.L.
Red wine
Monastrell - 100%

Suggested Recipe Pairings

Cool Rice Noodles with Chicken

View recipe at Epicurious.com

Three-Cheese Macaroni with Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta

View recipe at Epicurious.com

Pasta with Dandelion Greens, Garlic, and Pine Nuts

View recipe at Epicurious.com

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