The grapes of this Crianza red wine were harvested by hand and brought to the cellar in little boxes. After that they were destemmed, separately fermented in stainless steel tanks, and macerated with frequent pump-overs and punch-downs.
Gently pressed, the grapes completed malolactic fermentation and then they were transferred into new French and American oak barrels, where this Rioja red wine was aged for a period of 14 months.
Finally, this wine from La Rioja was clarified, blended and aged for a further months in the bottle before its release.
Drink Baigorri Crianza 2016 from now to 2024.
The wine Baigorri Crianza has a medium-high, cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim and some ruby glints.
Perfectly balanced, this crianza red wine from Rioja smells of ripe black fruit and fruit compote, nuanced by hint of strawberry milkshake, some touches of vanilla and suggestions of herbs, toast and sweet spices.
Velvety-bodied, meaty and savoury, this red wine by Bodega Baigorri exhibits notes of wild berries, spices and some remembrances of tobacco, coffee and leather. Ripe, well-integrated tannins, great acidity and a long, spicy finish.
|Our personal opinion||
From the heart of Spain's most prominent wine region, Baigorri Crianza 2016 combines the traditional character of Rioja Alavesa with a modern-day approach to winemaking.
Baigorri Crianza 2015:
Enterwine 92. Tim Atkin 92. James Suckling 91.
Baigorri Crianza 2014:
Enterwine 92. Decanter 95.
Baigorri Crianza 2013:
Baigorri Crianza 2012:
Parker 88. Peñín 89.
Baigorri Crianza 2011:
Baigorri Crianza 2010:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 90%, Garnacha Tinta 5%, otras variedades tintas: 5%.|
|Pairings||Cod, Cooked foods, Game animals, Grilled vegitables, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, Vegetables, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
Very satisfying. Nice price and good customer service.
Excellent producer from Rioja. All of their wines have élan, intensity and life. No melancholy and no autumn leaves.