Rioja Crianza Arienzo 2018/2019 Marqués de Riscal
£14.95 per bottle
The ARIENZO red crianza wine, from Bodegas Herederos del Marqués de Riscal, is made from a selection of the best grapes of the tempranillo, mazuelo and graciano varieties, from vineyards located in Laguardia and Elciego. The grapes are received in the winery at the optimum point of ripeness and then undergo the natural processes of alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats, with very strict control of the temperature during these processes. After fermentation is complete the wine passes into American-oak barrels where it is aged for 18 months, followed by further ageing and rounding off in the bottle.
A fresh, fruity wine with a lovely attack, bringing a reminder of red-berried fruit mingling with the coconut and vanilla aromas from the oak. Full and supple with a long finish. A wine with character which showcases the quality of the grapes used to make it.