The 2016 vintage of this Spanish red wine was a very good one. Harvest was carried out during October, that is, significantly later than usual.
The grapes were manually harvested, destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature.
After the completion of malolactic fermentation, this red wine from La Rioja was transferred into French and American oak barrels, where it was aged for 14 months.
We suggest that you aerate Viña Real Crianza 2016 from the DOCa Rioja 30 minutes before you drink it.
The red wine Viña Real Crianza has a medium claret robe with a reddish rim.
Intense aromas of blackberries, raspberries and cherries. This red wine from La Rioja Alavesa also suggests subtle wooden notes, particularly sweet spices and balsam.
Good balance between fruit and oak. This Crianza from CVNE shows a classic Rioja character, with mild tannins, crisp acidity and a good persistence.
|Our personal opinion||
Round and well-balanced, Viña Real Crianza 2016 never fails to deliver. A good everyday Rioja.
Viña Real Crianza 2014:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.
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||Guía de Vinos Gourmets 91 James Suckling 92|
|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.