Crushed & Cured
Bodegas Luis Cañas, Rioja Reserva, DOCa Rioja, Spain, 2016
Deep cherry red, clean and bright. Good aromatic intensity with notes of ripe red fruits over a base of elegant balsamic. In the mouth is tasty, mellow, fresh and with fine nuances of sweet fruit. It has volume and the tannins are well integrated and polished. In the aftertaste, touches of very ripe fruit and nuances of liquorice appear making it last in the palate.
95% old vine Tempranillo and 5% Graciano. Upon entering the bodega, bunches undergo a sorting process based on their weight. Following this double selection process, they are de-stemmed and crushed before undergoing fermentation and then maceration in stainless steel tanks for a total of 21 days, obtaining better colour extraction as well as much more complex and tannic wines, suitable for prolonged ageing. The wine is aged for 18 months in barrels of new French and American oak, then clarified and bottled without filtration.
Grape Variety: Tempranillo, Graciano
Producer: Bodegas Luis Cañas