Crianza 2018

VINEYARDS 80% Tempranillo from vineyards in the foothills of the Cantabria range and in the low course of the Najerilla river (Uruñuela, Torremontalbo) and 20% Garnacha from the Upper Najerilla (Badarán).
HARVEST: Grapes were handpicked in 200 kg crates and then hand sorted at the winery.
WINEMAKING: 3 days of prefermentative maceration at low tempera- ture, with daily remontages and delestages during its temperature controlled fermentation. Followed by fermentation in cone shaped temperature controlled stainless steel vats. 12 months in mostly new American oak barriques.
SOIL: The three soils we work with represented in the grapes used to elaborate this Crianza. The alluvial, sandsto- ne-clay and ferrous-clay soils.
CLIMATIC YEAR:

The climatic conditions of the 2018 vintage were radically different from 2017. The year started off with heavy snow on January the 6th, which was a sign of things to come: a cold and rainy vintage. This year saw a return to a long-cycle harvest with a late harvest beginning on October 8th of the oldest and lowest-yield vineyards. The 2018 wines have great personality, with freshness and a very fruity character. This vintage is reminiscent of Rioja ́s classic vintages: very fluid wines with great potential for aging.

ANALYTICAL PARAMETERS: Alcohol: 14.50%
Ph: 3.72
Residual Sugar: 1.2 g/l
No OF BOTTLES: 110.000 (0,75 cl) and 5.000 Magnum.
AWARDS:
  • Crianza 2017: 91 scores Luis Gutiérrez / Robert Parker · Wine Advocate
  • Crianza 2017: 91 scores Tim Atkin MW
  • Crianza 2016: 91 scores James Suckling
  • Crianza 2015: 90 scores Luis Gutiérrez / Robert Parker · Wine Advocate
  • Crianza 2015: 92 scores James Suckling
  • Crianza 2014: 91 scores  James Suckling
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