Made from a blend of 70% Tempranillo and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, Enate Crianza is a Spanish red wine produced in the Somontano DO. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 550 metres above sea level.
Harvested by hand at its optimal ripening point, each of the grape varieties was separately vinified.
Destemmed and gently crushed, both wine musts were macerated and fermented in contact with the grape skins in stainless steel tanks.
Then Enate Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon, produced by the Enate winery, underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged for 9 months.
The Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in French oak barrels and the Tempranillo in American oak barrels.
After that, Enate Crianza 2014 was blended and further aged for 18 months in the cellar prior to its commercial release.
Drink until 2023.
The red wine Enate Crianza has a clean, bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a ruby rim.
This Spanish red wine from Somontano is intense. Lively notes of red fruit, spices and some smokey notions. Dim herbal undertones, alongside remembrances of liquorice, coffee and tobacco.
Dense and meaty, this blend of Tempranillo & Cabernet Sauvignon by the Enate winery has bold tannins, a rock-solid structure and a well-balanced acidity. Black fruit, green bell peppers, sesame seeds, dry earth and graphite. Long, spicy finish.
|Our personal opinion||
An all-rounder, Enate Crianza 2014 will please all kinds of drinkers.
Enate Crianza 2013:
Enate Crianza 2010:
Gold Medal-Mundus Vini (Germany).
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||9|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Paté, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Roasted white meats, Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
An easy and juicy red wine like this is all you need to take my breath away.
Another impeccable red by Bodega Enate. I like its classic, mature flair.