Rioja Tinto Crianza, Valserrano, Rioja Alavesa
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Tastes like: Red Fruits. Black Fruits. Forest Floor. Tobacco. Sweet Spice. Cinnamon. Soft Tannins.
Complex, elegant, alluring and pungent. These are qualities which sum up Chilled & Tannin's founder Rob, just as perfectly as they describe this handsome Rioja.
This Bodega only use fruit from their own vineyards which are located on the limestone ridges of arguably of the best Rioja region, Alavesa and the wine spends considerably longer in barrel than the minimum legal requirement.
This is an exceptional expression of the Tempranillo grape which makes up 95% of the blend with 5% Mazuelo to add some extra fruitiness.
16 months barrel ageing – Single estate
Spain - 2016 - 14.5% - 75cl
91 pts Tim Atkin MW October 2019
"Bodegas de la Marquesa is often described as a traditional producer, but its wines are not old-fashioned in the least.This smooth, floral, textured Crianza combines Tempranillo with 5% Mazuelo, aged in French and American wood, and has fresh red berry fruit and notes of forest floor and fresh tobacco. 2020-24”