Rioja Crianza Tempranillo, Hacienda Valvares, La Rioja, Spain 2012
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Single vineyard – Altanza satellite
A satellite project controlled by Oscar Martinez, the head winemaker at Bodegas Altanza, Hacienda Valvares is a single vineyard selection.
Made with 100% Tempranillo, it was aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels plus a further 6 months in large Allier oak vats. It also matured for a further 12 months in the winery
It is a big, complex but balanced wine with mixed aromas of red & black fruits. The palate is packed with juicy bramble jam characters with toasty, spicy, coffee and cacao flavours.
Super charged Crianza that aged in new French oak for 18 months, robust and full bodied but elegant with juicy blackberry fruit characters, hints of spice and well structured tannins.