Reserva

2011
VINEYARDS: Tempranillo of over 30 year old bush vines located in the Sierra Cantabria foothills and the low course of the Najerilla river.
HARVEST: Grapes were handpicked in 200 kg crates and hand sorted at the winery.
WINEMAKING: 3 days of prefermentative maceration at a low temperatura, with daily remontages and delestages during its temperature controlled fermentation in cone shaped stainless steel vats. Aged for 18 months in French and American (50% each) new and second year oak barriques, followed by 2 years of bottle ageing at our cellar.
SOIL: The vineyards are planted in alluvial and limestone-clayish soils, the former bringing ripeness and elegance and the latter structure and the silkiness.
CLIMATIC YEAR: In general, the vegetative cycle came late, with 15 days of accumulated delay until the fruit-setting, later reversed thanks to a warm and dry summer, especially in the last part of the cycle, in September. According to the Rioja Regulatory Council it was an excellent vintage. It was a great year for the production of wines with ageing potential, with exceptional ripeness and great balance in the fruit.
ANALYTICAL PARAMETERS: Alcohol: 14.20%
Ph: 3.67
Residual sugar: 1.6 g/l.
No OF BOTTLES: 30.000 (0,75 cl) and 1.500 magnum

Awards:

Reserva 2011: Master 96 scores /The Drink Business
Reserva 2011: 95 scores Guía Proensa
Reserva 2011: 91 scores Tim Atkin MW
Reserva 2011: 90 scores James Suckling
Reserva 2011: 90 scores Luis Gutiérrez / Wine Advocate
Reserva 2010: 92 scores Tim Atkin Master of Wine
Reserva 2010: Bronze Medal Decanter World Wine Awards
Reserva 2010: 91 scores Guía Peñín
Reserva 2010: 91 scores Guía Proensa
Reserva 2009: Silver Medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Reserva 2009: Bronze Medal Decanter World Wine Awards
Reserva 2009: Bronze Medal International Wine Challenge
Reserva 2010: 90 scores Guía Peñín
Reserva: The Drink Business Awards The Drink Business awards for Gómez Cruzado Read more
Reserva 2007: Best Rioja The Wines from Spain Awards chooses Gómez Cruzado Reserva 2007 as the Best Rioja Read more

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