Friday, January 9, 2015
Here is a perfect recipe for the cooler days of autumn. It uses some classic Spanish ingredients like chickpeas, chorizo and smoked paprika, in a tomato based sauce. For a wine to match up with this stew, we want something that isn’t too high in acidity or tannin, which would clash with the spiciness of the dish. We are looking for a rounder flavor, and that would be perfect with a modern style Tempranillo based wine. The wine I chose, Termes, from Bodega Numanthia-Termes, is just such a wine. That wine is from the Toro region, where the grape is known as Tinto de Toro. When it comes from Ribera del Duero, the same grape is called Tinto del País. Below, you’ll find wines from those regions, as well as the more well known Rioja region.