Cracking Crianza - 6 Bottle Case
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1x Montelaguna Crianza 2016 - Ribera Del Duero DO (Organic Certified, Biodynamic Methods)
So, you have had Rioja, now try the next DO. Ribera Del Duero is seen as the next step after Rioja, using the same ageing process and generally made from the Tempranillo grape. Montelaguna is harvested from a tiny piece of land at one of the highest points of Ribera Del Duero. After fermentation, the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak — pure fruit flavours, with vibrant dark cherry, plum and violets followed by leather and oak. The wine has excellent and subtle tannins.
1x Bodegas Elias Mora ‘Semicrianza’ 2018 - Toro DO (Vegan)
Tinta de Toro
Victoria Benavidez vineyards are 800 metres above sea level, all bush vines and all 100% Tinta de Toro. It is a robust grape close to Tempranillo but thicker, which must be handled with care. Hand-harvested and fermented in stainless steel with selected yeast, before ageing for six months in American oak under Victoria’s always keen eye. She continually tests to ensure that only the best barrels will go forward for bottling. Aromas of cassis, violets and dark fruit evolve to vanilla and cedarwood.
1x Bodegas Carlos San Pedro Pérez de Viñasperi ‘Crianza’ 2016 - Rioja DO (Vegan, Organic Methods)
The San Pedro family have been in Laguardia for 800 years and using the subornation tunnels 8 metres under the village to produce wine for the last 300 years. Grapes are destemmed and placed in concrete vats, for spontaneous fermentation for 8-10 days, before a gentle press and ageing for 18 months in French oak with another year in one of the hand-cut caves still in use — cedarwood, coconut and blackcurrant with plenty of vanilla oak and a long finish. You are not just drinking Rioja; you are drinking history.
1x Finca Mas d’en Gil ‘Coma Vella’ 2014 - Priorat DOCQ
Grenache, Carignan, Syrah
Even though it is not a “Crianza,” this wine is aged oak for two years and another 24 months in bottle before it is released. From old vines: Hairy Grenache, Carignan and a touch of Syrah. Marta Rovira said, "I make wine for my grandmother." Priorat proves that elegance is a priority here. The Coma Valley faces east to west capturing the sun, and the Garbinada breeze regulates the vineyard temperature. Hand-harvested and fermented using natural yeast in large oak barrels and aged for two years in a mixture of 3,000, 1,500, and 225 litres barrels, before another 24 months in bottle. This is an intense and fresh wine with a silky texture that reflects the unique terroir of Coma Vella.
1x Olivares Crianza 2016 - Jumilla DO
From ungrafted vines, 825 metres above sea level. The Olivares family take their time with this wine. Hand-harvested from selected vines with a long ferment in stainless steel with native yeasts and then racked and aged in second-hand Burgundian barrels. Pascual Olivares believes that the moisture of the oak suits the robust Monastrell. This is a substantial wine, with large spicy flavours — a powerful wine with bold red berries, ripened by the Alicante sun.
1x Bodegas Sáenz de Santamaría ‘Rondan Crianza’ 2016 - Rioja DO
Hand-harvested with a long fermentation under temperature-controlled conditions in stainless steel tanks and then racked in a mixture of French and American oak barrels for 18 months. Ageing time is dependent on the vintage. This is a great representative of Northern Spanish winemaking—a spicy wine, with depth and warmth, more fruit-driven. A great Rioja.
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