This is the new vintage of Paco García Crianza. It is made from two varieties, 90% Tempranillo and 10% Grenache, coming from three plots - Paraje 3 Marqueses, Santa Ana and Las Canteras - located in La Rioja.
The plots are at an altitude of 470 metres above sea level. Soils are composed of clay and limestone.
The grapes of this Spanish red wine by the Bodegas Paco García winery were meticulously harvested and traditionally vinified.
After that, Paco García Crianza 2016 was aged for 12 months in used, medium-toast French oak barrels.
Drink this Crianza red wine from Rioja over the next 4 years.
The wine Paco García Crianza has a clean, bright, lively cherry colour with a claret rim.
This blend of Tempranillo and Grenache shows good balance between aromas of red fruit, wet earth, vegetals and undergrowth on the one side, and some wooden notions of menthol, caramel, clove and spices on the other. A nicely expressive Rioja red wine.
This wine by Bodegas Paco García has a smooth body, well-balanced and intense. Notes of spices, balsam and black fruit combine with some mineral undertones and touches of leather and tobacco. Mild tannins, crisp acidity and long finish with some coconut and cocoa remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
Another excellent value from Rioja, Paco García Crianza 2016 is satisfying and nicely balanced.
Paco García Crianza 2014:
Paco García Crianza 2013:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta.|
|Pairings||Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Roasted foods, semi-curred cheese, Stews, Vegetables, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
Juicy Rioja picked at just the right time, that is to say, before the grapes reached full maturity. Thanks to that fact the wine has developed a crunchy, crisp character which is very pleasant.