Altos de R Crianza, DOCa Rioja
August suggested an early harvest and a harvest of high quality. The dry summer resulted in exceptionally healthy grapes. Healthy, low-yielding grapes with a great aromatic and phenolic concentration. It is one of the great vintages of Rioja Alavesa alongside 2010 and 2005. After rigorous sorting upon entering the winery, the grapes were destemmed, crushed and cold macerated for four days before undergoing alcoholic fermentation at an average temperature of 25-30ºC. It was macerated for another 12 days and completed malolactic fermentation in stainless-steel. The wine was aged in French and American oak for 12 months with periodic racking every six months. The wine finished its aging with a minimum 6 months in bottles.
Produced by Altos de Rioja
Established in September 2006, this exciting “boutique” winery in the heart of the best terroir of Rioja Alavesa is passionately led by a group of experienced
professionals with impeccable credentials in the world of Spanish wine. Roberto San Ildefonso from Finca Sobreño in Toro and Bienvenido Muñoz from
Bodegas Muñoz in La Mancha, with the help of flying winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua from Bordeaux, are creating a range of modern Rioja wines. They have elevated the quality of the wines through hard work and determination and have managed to balance the richness of the terroir and the traditional work in the vineyard with the latest technological advances.
Smooth, fruit and spice flavours with toasted oak. Complex and structured. A pleasant finish with red fruits and hints of eucalyptus.Download Technical Note