Bodegas Taron Crianza Rioja Alta
The region of La Rioja lends its name to Spain`s most widely recognised wines. Much Rioja is blended from three districts; Alta and Alavesa to the north and the hot dry Oriental district to the south (previously known as Rioja Baja) and uses Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo red grape varieties and the diminishing influence of extended ageing in oak barrels.
Bodegas Taron is a cooperative based in the northernmost part of Rioja Alta. The cooperative is made up of four small towns; Cuzcurrita de Rio Tiron, Sajazarra, Villaseca and Tirgo. These four towns decided that as they share not only the landscape but their culture too, they would benefit from pooling together their vineyards and knowledge to create one Bodega focussed on creating high quality Rioja`s. Bodegas Taron have 700 hectares of vineyards spread over more than 1000 small plots. Some of the oldest vines are over 100 years old which go into making their premium wine; Cepas Centenarias.
Bodegas Taron have created this soft and attractive Crianza from a blend of Tempranillo and Mazuelo from their Rioja Alta vineyards. The wine displays a bright ruby red colour with aromas of fresh red berries, plum and cherry. On the palate, subtle oak and smoked notes from 14 months in American oak combine fresh redcurrant and cherry fruits. The wine is well structured tannins with a long balanced finish.
Ideal with roasts, especially game such as pheasant or pigeon, as well as cheese.
Wine Spectator Smart Buy January 2018 and awarded 90 points. Wines of Spain Top 106 wines 2018.