Rioja Crianza `Organic` Azabache 2016

Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Producer
Fincas de Azabache
Grape(s)
Tempranillo (60%)
Garnacha (30%)
Graciano (10%)
Type
Red
Style
Spicy
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content
14%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
Organic
Sustainable
Yes-sustainable practices
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

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 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.

Producer

Fincas de Azabache 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 Oriental. With limited risk of rot, it is an area conducive 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 Notes
An organic wine which has a 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 a good structure and well-integrated fruit flavours of redcurrants, cherries and plums. Long lasting on the finish with a pleasant dominance of mature fruit.
Food
Pot roast beef or lamb, meatloaf and a rich tomato sauce.