Red Wine Orben 2018
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Produced by Bodegas Orben, a brand of Grupo Artevino, this Crianza red wine is made from old-vines planted between the years 1945 and 1954. The vineyards grow in sandy soils in the heart of La Rioja Alavesa.
Harvested by hand in mid October, the grapes were meticulously selected, destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Malolactic fermentation was carried out in tanks and oak barrels. After that, Orben 2017 was aged for 12 months in new and 2nd year French oak barrels (50/50).
Finally, this Rioja red wine was clarified, filtered and aged for 1 more year in the bottle.
Aerate 1 hour before drinking. 29,676 bottles produced.
The red wine Orben has a high, cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
This Tempranillo from La Rioja evokes aromas of balsam, resin and menthol, which are combined with notes of juicy red fruit, clove and cinnamon. This Crianza red wine has an earthy and mineral background.
Solid and bold, this red wine from Bodegas Orben has a meaty body sustained by a crisp acidity. Intense notes of red and black fruit, remembrances of balsam, menthol and garrigue and dim toasted and mineral nuances. This red wine from La Rioja Alavesa has some mild tannins and a long, toasted finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Both powerful and drinkable, Orben 2017 is simply delightful. Be sure to aerate it 1 hour before drinking.
Enterwine 92. Wine Spectator 95 (Best Spanish Wine 2019. No. 13 in WS's Top 100 Wines). Peñín 90.
Parker 90. Enterwine 93. Peñín 93.
Varietal Tempranillo. Peñín 93. Wine Spectator 94.
Blend with 3% Graciano. Parker 91.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Other guides||J. Suckling 94.|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|