Red Wine Martínez Lacuesta Crianza 2016

Crianza red wine from La Rioja. Varietal Tempranillo aged for 18 months in American oak barrels and for 6 months in the bottle.

Crianza. 18 Months in American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Tempranillo,
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

A varietal Tempranillo, Martínez Lacuesta Crianza is made from vines 20 to 35 years of age planted in clayey-limestone soils at 450 metres of altitude, in the area surrounding the facilities of bodega Martínez Lacuesta.

Picked by hand, the grapes were destemmed and gently pressed. The they were cold-macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature. After that, Martínez Lacuesta Crianza 2016 from the DOCa Rioja was transferred into new and semi-new American oak barrels and aged for 18 months. Finally, this Crianza red wine was bottled and aged for a further 6 months before hitting the market.

We suggest aearting this Rioja red wine 20 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Martínez Lacuesta Crianza is bright cherry with a garnet rim.


Sweet spices and fine cocoa, slowly evolving into typical Tempranillo aromas of blackcurrants and damson, with notes of balsam and herbs. 


Crisp and savoury, with excellent balance and smooth tannins. This wine of bodega Martínez Lacuesta has a long finish reminiscent of spices, wild berries and balsam.

Our personal opinion

A fabulous value, Martínez Lacuesta Crianza 2016 will pair excellently with white meat, cured cheese and BBQs.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 20 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
Mono-Varietal Tempranillo
Pairings Birds, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Eggs, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled white meats, Meat and vegitables, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, Vegetables
Taste Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
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