Red Wine Majuelos de Callejo 2016

Crianza red wine from Ribera del Duero. Varietal Tempranillo aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Tempranillo,
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A varietal Tempranillo Spanish red wine from Bodegas Félix Callejo, Majuelos de Callejo is produced from vineyards grown in clay-limestone soils and covered with pebble stones, at an altitude around 900 metres above sea level. They are located in Sotillo de la Ribera, a village in the province of Burgos, the very heart of the DO Ribera del Duero.

Picked by hand and selected on site and in the cellar, the grapes were slowly fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Then this Ribera del Duero red wine underwent a post-fermentation maceration, and was further transferred into new and 2nd years French oak barrels. There, Majuelos de Callejo 2016 completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for a period of 18 months. The wine was periodically racked during the process.

It is advisable to decant this Crianza red wine at least 40 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

Cherry-coloured, Majuelos de Callejo has a purplish rim with some reddish glints.

Nose

Elegant and surprisingly deep, this varietal Tempranillo balances some primary aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants with notions of clove, cinnamon and cocoa, together with hints of cocoa, fine leather and dry earth.

Palate

This wine from Bodegas Félix Callejo has a steely acidity and a rock-solid structure. However, this is not a forbidding wine; on the contrary, it is lively and stimulating. It has a long finish with remembrances of Jamaica pepper, underbrush and fine leather.

Our personal opinion

An impeccable Ribera, Majuelos de Callejo 2016 is an exhilarating Crianza red wine.

OTHER VINTAGES

Majuelos de Callejo 2010:

Enterwine 92.

Majuelos de Callejo 2009: 

Parker 87. Stephen Tanzer 92.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Tempranillo
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cod, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
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