The grapes were manually harvested, destemmed, and cold-soaked for several days.
Fermented in stainless steel tanks, this Spanish red wine from Ribera del Duero was then transferred into French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was subsequently aged for 15 months. During the period, it was drawn off every 3 months.
Finally, Carmelo Rodero Crianza 2016 was bottled and aged for a further 12 months in the cellar prior to its commercial release.
Drink until 2024.
The red wine Carmelo Rodero Crianza has a purple colour with some maroon tinges.
An expressive blend of Tempranillo (Tinta del País) and Cabernet Sauvignon, with lively aromas of red and black fruit, some vegetal remembrances, and elegant notes of spices, underbrush, with some hints of cocoa, coffee and tobacco.
Smooth and inviting, this Crianza red wine suggests subtle notes of black fruit and spices, alongside some mineral notes and creamy nuances. This red wine by the Carmelo Rodero winery is medium-bodied and well-balanced, with a good acidity, yummy tannins and a long, fresh ending.
|Our personal opinion||
An excellent value, Carmelo Rodero Crianza 2016 by Bodegas Rodero pairs excellently with many kinds of food. Aerate the wine a little before you drink it.
Carmelo Rodero Crianza 2015:
Enterwine 94. Peñín 93. J. Suckling 93.
Carmelo Rodero Crianza 2014:
Peñín 94. Parker 92.
Carmelo Rodero Crianza 2013:
Carmelo Rodero Crianza 2012:
Best red wine over 10 pounds - Wines From Spain Awards 2015. Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015. Parker 92.
Carmelo Rodero Crianza 2011:
Parker 89. Peñín 91.
Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2014.
Gold Medal - Mundus Vini 2014.
Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge 2014.
Silver Medal - Vinalies Internationales 2014.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||15|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Tinta del País 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%.|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Bull meat, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
My everyday Ribera. I particularly like the balance of this wine, which is outstanding.