The grapes were manually harvested, destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature.
After the completion of malolactic fermentation, the wine was transferred into French and American oak barrels, where it was aged for 14 months.
We suggest that you open the bottle 30 minutes before you drink it.
This Spanish red wine from Rioja has a medium claret robe with a reddish rim.
This classic Rioja wine displays intense aromas of blackberries, raspberries and cherries, along with subtle wooden notes, particularly sweet spices and balsam.
Good balance between fruit and oak. The wine shows a classic Rioja character, with mild tannins, crisp acidity and a good persistence.
|Our personal opinion||
Viña Real Crianza 2014 is gentle and accessible. A good everyday Rioja.
Viña Real Crianza 2012:
Parker 92. Peñín 93.
Viña Real Crianza 2011:
Parker 90 and Peñín 92.
|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 and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Other guides||91 puntos Guía de Vinos Gourmets, 92 puntos James Suckling|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo: 90%, Mazuelo, Graciano, GarnachaTinta: 10%|
|Pairings||Cold meats, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, Vegetables, Vegetables|
|Taste||Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
Excellent, as always. Red and black fruit, very pleasant. Even better if you recork the bottle and finish it the next day.