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Olivares Crianza

Olivares Crianza

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SKU: 11073

"Wines Direct have a number of very good wines from Jumilla. this is one of the stars; big and very powerful, with subtle oak flavours mingling in, but it is the excellent concentrated smooth swarthy dark fruits that win out. Great value for money. The Juan Gil Pedrera from Wines Direct is also well worth trying."
John Wilson, Irish Times.

"luscious, chocolate-dipped black cherries interlaced with touches of vanilla."
Katherine Donnelly, the Independent

"Aged for 12 months in French and American oak. It was sourced from an estate vineyard with 45 years of age. This purple-colored wine offers superb aromatics of wood smoke, damp earth, violets, and blueberry pie. Layered, succulent, and long, it will evolve for another 2-3 years and be at its best from 2010 to 2018."
91 Points, The Wine Advocate.

"This polished red shows black cherry, licorice, mineral and tobacco notes, harmonious and deep, supported by firm tannins. Medium-bodied, well-integrated and stylish. Drink now through 2012."


Additional Details

  • Region: Jumilla
  • Vintage: 2017
  • ABV: 15.0%
  • Style: Red Wine
  • Food Pairings: Soft Cheese,Hearty Roots,Game,Beef & Lamb

Characteristics

  • Low Acidity
       High Acidity
  • Low Intensity
    High Intensity
  • Dry Profile
        Sweet Profile
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Winemaker

Pascual Olivares Fernandez

"Pascual Olivares Fernandez began producing small quantities of Monastrell in 1930, laying the first brick at Bodegas Olivares. Pascual’s sons, Celestino and Vicente took over operations after their father retired, and they have since been succeeded by the third generation of the Olivares’ family. Pascual’s grandson and namesake is current commander-in-chief at Bodegas Olivares. Olivares’ wines are vinified using natural yeasts which Pascual tells us is to “preserve the grape’s natural character, and not mask it”. The vines at Olivares are ungrafted – Jumilla was relatively unscathed by the Phylloxera, making the average vine 55 years-old. There are no artificial or chemical fertilizers used on the vines, further illustrating Pascual’s natural approach to winemaking. Pascual’s ethos is to continue the mission his grandfather started in the 30’s: to fully utilise everything nature has to offer to express the terroir of Jumilla and the flavours of Monastrell. Both Altos de la Hoya and Olivares Crianza are exemplary examples of Pascual’s commitment to his family’s craft. "

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