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Rioja DO 2016 Crianza
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  • 359. Rioja DO 2016 Crianza

    Rioja

    93% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha, 2% Viura (13% alc.)

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    This is a blend from the four parcels of vines worked by Akutain, vinified in tank than transferred into 45% new to 6yo, and 55% 7yo and much older oak barrels which as per a long Rioja tradition come 75% from the Appalachian region of USA, with the balance from France. Aged for 20 months in barrel (much longer than the minimum 14 months prescribed) and racked barrel by barrel twice a year it was bottled without filtration, and then aged for a further eight months in bottle in their deep under-vineyard cellar. As you’d expect this is more of a traditional Rioja, with a mix of plum and prune fruit and herbal touch with the wine’s vanilla aromas soon evolving and melding into the wine’s savoury backdrop. Once again, the finish is clean and saline due to the calcareous soil. Benefits from carafeing or opening an hour before serving. For drinking now to 2025.

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