Veridien 2010 Tinto

DO Alicante, Spain; made with organic grapes
60% Syrah, 20% Monastrell (Mourvedre), 20% Garnacha (Grenache); Screw cap
$4 at the Berkeley, CA, store on 4 Oct.  No longer there.

Veridien_2010_TintoThis sold out pretty quickly at the Berkeley store, so I’ve put off writing it up, but I hope some folks are still interested.  If you see it, it’s very good for the price.

Although tasty enough at first pour, the lighter and tarter fruit and the tannic body indicated it needed air.  Finally, after about two hours in a decanter, the fruit darkened to be dominated by mildly tangy blueberry and blackberry / black raspberry, with some redder complexities, and nice funky earth.  It’s only ever medium-bodied, but the fruit and tannin give it a soft texture.  It’s neither totally fruit-forward modern winemaking, nor traditional Spanish restrained wine, and is quite good.


2 thoughts on “Veridien 2010 Tinto

  1. weinish

    found a bottle of this yesterday for $3.99 before the break. was a lone bottle, which I’m guessing shows up because either a) someone never picked up their holds or b) it was returned. either way, it’s in my place. hopefully it’s good.

    1. BargainWhine Post author

      Please let us know what you think. I also got a bottle during the sale and I’m curious to see how it has developed / held up in the intervening months.


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