Red Wine Valduero Crianza 2016

Crianza red wine made from Tinta Fina in Ribera del Duero, aged for 15 months in oak barrels and for 12 months in bottle.
Crianza. 15 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Tinta Fina,
Wineries: Bodegas Valduero
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€20.00
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Produced from low-yielding Tinta Fina, over 30-year-old vines planted in very poor soils at an altitude around 800 metres above sea level, Valduero Crianza is a modern classic from Ribera del Duero.

The plants grow in an extremely tough environment. The soils, which are very poor, are composed of clay, limestone and sand. Climate is continental. In summer, temperatures can go up to 40ºC. In winter, they can reach -15ºC.

Harvested by hand at the beginning of October, the grapes of this Spanish red wine were fermented, macerated and then aged for a period of 15 months in American and French oak barrels.

After that, Valduero Crianza 2016 was aged for a further 12 months in the cellar before its commercial release.

Aerate this red wine from Ribera del Duero some time before drinking.

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Appearance

The wine Valduero Crianza has an intense garnet colour with a violet rim.

Nose

This varietal Tinto Fina from Ribera del Duero is lively and well defined. Notes of black fruit, balsam and spices, punctuated by some mineral undertones and notes of withered leaves, tree bark, cumin and Jamaican pepper. A deep wine by Bodegas Valduero.

Palate

Bold but not brisk, this Crianza red wine by the Valduero winery has a medium body and a savoury, meaty texture sustained by a fat-free, solid structure. Juicy notes of red and black fruit and a rich panoply of spicy and balsamic sensations. This Ribera del Duero red wine has some ripe, sweet tannins and well-balanced acidity. Long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

The delicious Valduero Crianza 2016 green label is the perfect wine for the lovers of the classic Ribera del Duero style.

OTHER VINTAGES

Valduero Crianza 2015:

Enterwine 91.

Valduero Crianza 2012:

Enterwine 91. Decanter 93. Gold Medal - Concours Mondial Bruxelles.

Valduero Crianza 2011:

"Best Spanish Crianza Wine"-Gourmet Wine Guide.

Valduero Crianza 2010:

Tanzer 91. Gold Medal-XVIII Berliner Wein Trophy 2014.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18 graus
Should this wine be decanted? 20 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 15
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Tinto Fina
Pairings Cold meats, Cooked foods, Eggs, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled white meats, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, semi-curred cheese, Soups, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, Vegetables
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
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Few wines of this price level beat this one. Super well crafted, smooth as silk, utterly satisfying!
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