Every month is Texas wine month at Texas Wine and Trail, but October is the officially celebrated Wine Month in Texas. For this special time of the year, we have picked an exceptional bottle of wine that represents Texas wine industry growth, dedication and rewards. Perissos Vineyards is a family owned and managed winery that produces mostly estate grown wines, all of the highest quality. Their non-estate wines are made with Texas grapes, which is part of the growth and dedication to the industry we are referring to.
WINE OF THE MONTH
Our Wine of the Month for Texas Wine Month is the Perissos Vineyards 2013 Tempranillo. Texas wine enthusiasts know that the Tempranillo varietal has become an incredible grower and shower, receiving some of the highest wine medals for the state. Wine judges and industry professionals have suggested Tempranillo is our “state grape” since it, along with Viognier have had such success in the vineyard, in consumer consumption and in competitions. The Perissos Vineyards 2013 Estate Tempranillo has won many coveted medals including Gold at the 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Competition held in Dallas, and Gold at the highly respected 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition.
This blend of Perissos Vineyards estate Spanish and Portuguese grape varietals are Tempranillo (90%) and Touriga (10%).
Tasting Notes: Black fruits, tobacco, cassis and olives on the nose. The medium-bodied palate offers dark fruits and black olives that contrast with the tannins on the finish. You can pick up a bottle at their beautiful winery or order it direct to your door at perissosvineyards.com $45/bottle (discount for wine club members).
PERISSOS VINEYARDS & WINERY
7214 Park Road 4 W
Burnet, Texas 78611
About the Author
Owner, Marcus Holley utilizes his years of experience in the commercial wine industry and as the former Operations Manager and Assistant Winemaker at one of the largest wineries in the state of Texas to provide clear insight and industry direction for Texas Wine & Trail Magazine. He authors TW&T’s wine reviews and Texas Wine of the Month.