RIOJA VEGA CRIANZA EDICION LIMITADA 2016

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The cream of the crianza crop each year limited to 84,000 bottles....
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Description

75% Tempranillo, 25% Graciano with 14 months in barrel.

13.5%.

A brilliantly smooth and elegant red..... 90 points Robert parker and " Best Rioja Crianza" Gold Medal Mundus Vini

 

VITiCULTURE

Tempranillo from our vineyard in the Imaz area at 390 meters altitude on a slight slope in a saline and limestone area with short yields. The Graciano is planted on a plot with stony  limestone soils, and gravel beneath. Both planted 20 years ago.

WINEMAKInG PROCESS

Grapes carefully selected on the vineyards, with a production of 5,000 kilograms per hectare. Very light destemming to avoid damaging the berries. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks under temperature control from the very moment of the reception of the grapes, evolution of the fermentation process. Post-fermentation maceration for 10 days Malolactic fermentation in small oak barrels. Rackings and ageing in American oak barrels for 14 month.

Rackings and ageing in American oak barrels for 14 months.

COLOUR

Very intense, attractive ruby red colour. Clean and bright.

AROMAS

On the nose complex aromas of ripe black fruits with hints of spices and eucalyptus and subtle toasty notes.

PALATE

Solid and warm start on the palate. Subtle hints of minerality and black fruits.