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Crianza by Altos de Rioja 2019

Crianza

by Altos de Rioja 2019

Producer : Altos de Rioja

Region : Rioja (Spain), Spain (Spain)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Steak, Veal roasted

Tasting Notes

“Jean-Marc Sauboua makes this intense, deeply coloured Tempranillo from vineyards in the higher altitude zones of Elvillar, Kripan and Laguardia, ageing the results in French and 20% American oak. Juicy bramble and blueberry fruit flavours are embellished by smoky top notes. 2023-27”

91 points - Tim Atkins Rioja Report 2022

"Blackberries and dark cherries on the nose with hints of dark chocolate and sweet spices. Medium body with firm, powdery tannins. Lots of blue fruit and plum on the mid-palate with a bright, lively finish. 100% tempranillo."

90 Points - James Suckling, September 2022

90 points / Best Buy - Peñín Guide 2021
Gold Medal - Challenge du Vin 2022

Specs

Bottles Per Case 12 Pack
Point Score 91
Cellaring Drink Now or Cellar
Sweetness Descriptor XD - Extra Dry See Sweetness Chart
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Altos de Rioja
Region Rioja (Spain), Spain (Spain)
Alcohol 13% alc./vol.
Style Warm and fruity
Vintage 2019
Farming Method Traditional
Grapes Tempranillo
Food Pairing Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Steak, Veal roasted
Descriptors Earthy, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $287.88

The Producer

Altos de Rioja

The wines of Altos de Rioja are produced in an area with a privileged microclimate for growing grapes. Vineyards are perched in the highest part of the appellation, between 600 and 700 metres above sea level. It’s a well-rated subzone of the Rioja Alavesa, on the slopes of the mountain range. Those mountains form a natural barrier against the winds and stormy fronts that blow in from the Cantabrian Sea to the north. This microclimate sustains optimum ripening and tannin maturation, which in turn produces well-structured wines with deep colour suitable for prolonged ageing.

This Crianza is composed entirely of Tempranillo from 20 to 40-year-old vines grown in the high-altitude villages of Laguardia, Elvillar, and Cripan. After careful selection, hand-harvested grapes were destemmed, crushed, and cold-macerated for four days. The wine macerated for another ten days following fermentation, completed malolactic fermentation in stainless steel, then aged in three to five-year-old French and American oak for 12 months. The wine rested in bottle for six months prior to release.

Deep cherry in colour with a beautiful purple-toned edge, the nose is powerful and complex, with fresh fruit aromas balanced by well-integrated toasted oak. Fresh fruit flavours come to the fore again on the round, full-bodied palate: red berries and cherry with spicy herbs and a touch of tannin.

'Jean-Marc Sauboua makes this intense, deeply coloured Tempranillo from vineyards in the higher altitude zones of Elvillar, Kripan and Laguardia, ageing the results in French and 20% American oak. Juicy bramble and blueberry fruit flavours are embellished by smoky top notes. 2023-27.' 91 points, Tim Atkins Rioja Report 2022

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