The grapes of this Spanish red wine come from low-yielding vines located in the town of Labastida, in the western zone of La Rioja. Average altitude is 600 metres above sea level.
After the harvest, the wine was vinified with 25% of the grape bunches undestemmed. A portion of the wine completed malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, while the rest underwent the process in French oak barrels.
Then El Buscador 2015 was aged for 12 months in 80% 2nd and 3rd year French oak barrels, and in 20% American oak ones. Finally, it was blended and aged for some time in the bottle.
Fresh and drinkable even during the hot summer days, this Crianza red wine from Rioja with a wordsearch printed on its label will improve in the bottle for the next 3-4 years.
The wine El Buscador has a clean, intense, bright, medium-high cherry coloured robe with a violet rim.
Produced by Bodega Finca de la Rica, this blend of Tempranillo and Grenache suggests fresh and straightforward aromas of ripe wild berries, nuanced by aromas of spices, cinnamon, black chocolate, coffee, toast, liquorice and pepper.
Savoury notes of red fruit, alongside flavours of chocolate, vanilla, some lactic touches and some balsamic and toasted hints. This red wine by Finca de la Rica is smooth and medium-bodied, with a good acidity and mild tannins. Gentle, spicy finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Fresh, gentle, conversational... El Buscador 2015 delivers a satisfying drinking experience.
El Buscador 2014:
El Buscador 2013:
Parker 88. Enterwine 90.
El Buscador 2012:
|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||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 90%, Garnacha Tinta 10%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cod, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
Difficult to beat. Lightly aged red with good fruit. Rioja is good for ya man.
An uncommon Grenache from Rioja. Fresh and strawberry-like. Drinks like water. Good!!