Red Wine López Cristóbal Crianza 2018
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Carefully selected both on site and in the cellar, the grapes were meticulously vinified. Then this Crianza red wine was aged for 12 months in 70% French and 30% American oak barrels 1 to 3 years of age.
After that, López Cristóbal Crianza 2018 was bottled and aged for a further 12 months before being released onto the market.
Pair this red wine from Ribera del Duero with stews and casseroles.
The red wine López Cristóbal Crianza is high cherry with a purplish rim.
This blend of Tinta del País and Merlot suggests some clean, elegant aromas of ripe red fruit, combined with notes of blackcurrants and blackberries, and hints of toast, sweet spices, smoke and balsam.
This wine of Bodega López Cristóbal is savoury and well-balanced, showing distinctive notions of spices, wild berries and toast over a mineral background. Mild tannins, good acidity and long, smokey finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A true Ribera del Duero, López Cristobal Crianza 2018 honours its land of origin. The 5% Merlot gives the wine a rounder character.
López Cristóbal Crianza 2016:
Enterwine 91. Guía Peñín 91.
López Cristóbal Crianza 2015:
López Cristóbal Crianza 2013:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.
López Cristóbal Crianza 2012:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 89. Parker 89.
López Cristóbal Crianza 2011:
Peñín 91. Parker 88.
López Cristóbal Crianza 2010:
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Other guides||Bronze Medal Decanter WWA 2021|
|Percentage of variety||Tinta del País 95%, Merlot 5%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cooked foods, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Sheep´s cheese, Steak Tartare, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, Vegetables, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|