Muriel Fincas de la Villa Crianza 2016


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Traditional Rioja here that lends itself to food and thought.

The colour is a bright cherry with aromas of vanilla, cocoa, coffee, red fruits and liquorice on the nose. A broad and elegant wine with soft tannins, the aftertaste is tasty, clean and very pleasant. 

The production is located in Elciego (Rioja Alavesa). The soil is chalky-clay. Gobelet and trellis-trained vine growing systems. Fermented for 15 days in stainless steel tanks with daily pumping-over. 12 months in oak barrels plus 12 more months in the bottle.

"It is attractively fruited and savoury at the same time, showing dark fruit characters with leather, mixed spice and olive notes on the nose. The palate delivers juicy fruit flavours together with smooth mouthfeel and chalky tannins, finishing dry and lingering. A lovely food wine" Sam Kim, Aug 2019 91/100