Viña Real Crianza 2016

$18.99

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Grape Variety:
Tempranillo: 90%
Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuela: 10%

Wine made from grapes from the Rioja Alavesa area harvested by hand and processed in Viña Real. The destemmed grapes were placed in stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation takes place for 10-12 days with a temperature control between 26-28 º C. Once the malolactic fermentation has been done the wine goes mainly to age in American oak barrels where it remains 13 - 14 months. During this time, the wine acquires the aromatic balance which characterizes the wine as well as its finesse and great expression.
This wine shows shades of medium to deep shiny cherry colour on a purple background. To the nose, intense aromas of ripe fruits (blackberries, blackcurrants) stand out, complemented with subtle hints of oak. To the palate, it shows structured and round with a good integration of fruitiness and oakiness. The aftertaste is marked by very well balanced tannins as well as by persistent spicy, toasty and balsamic aromas. A long stay in bottle is the finishing touch to this Rioja Alavesa wine's character.