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Azabache Rioja Crianza Organic 2010

Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Producer
Bodegas Aldeanueva
Grape(s)
Tempranillo (60%)
Garnacha (30%)
Graciano (10%)
Type
Red
Style
Spicy
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Alcohol Content (%)
14
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic / Biodynamic
Organic

Region

The region of La Rioja lends its name to Spain`s most widely recognised wines. Much Rioja is blended from three districts; Alta and Alevesa to the north and the hot dry Baja district to the south, and uses Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo red grape varieties and the diminishing influence of extended aging in oak barrels.

Producer

Bodegas Aldeanueva is a state of the art cooperative, founded in December 1956. The Bodegas now owns 2600 hectares of vineyards at the foot of Mount Yerga, in the dry region of the Rioja Baja. With limited risk of rot, it is an area conduive to the principles of organic viticulture, to which the Bodegas is firmly and successfully committed. The cooperative have recently invested heavily in a new winery, the fruits of which we are now seeing.

Tasting (Long)

An organic wine which is deep red robe with ruby borders. Good aromatic intensity with predominant red berries, nuances of maturity, toasty, spicy and balsamic from the wood. This Rioja is tasty and complex in the mouth with good structure and integrated fruit flavours of redcurrants, cherries, plums and wood. Long lasting aftertaste with pleasant dominance of mature fruit.

Tasting (Short)

This Rioja is tasty and complex in the mouth with good structure with integrated fruit and wood, followed by a long lasting aftertaste with pleasant dominance of mature fruit.

Food

Pot roast beef or lamb, meatloaf and a rich tomato sauce.

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Grape
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Style
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