Solar de Becquer Crianza 2015

D.O.C. Denomination of Origin Rioja 2015
6.80 Bottle Tax incl.

I. VARIETIES: 70% Tempranillo, 20% Mazuelo, 10% Garnacha.
II. ALCOHOLIC GRADE: 13% Vol.
III. VINEYARDS AND HARVEST: Located in the south of Monte Yerga, the Cuesta de la Reina Farm is a hillside that starts at 450 meters of altitude and climbs up to 800 meters. Its soils are clay-calcareous, poor and with abundant pebbles, is a farm of more than 120 hectares that belongs to the family for four generations and where the vineyard has always been cultivated. The average age of the vineyards is approximately 25 years, after meticulous monitoring of the vineyard, the grapes are harvested at the optimum moment of ripeness. The tempranillo variety was harvested in the first half of October, the garnacha in mid-October and the Mazuelo in the last week of October and early November. The harvest is done by hand, selecting healthy and ripe grapes, rejecting raw and deteriorated ones.
IV. WINE MAKING: Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks.
and with the native yeast. Once the fermentation is finished, it is macerated for at least 10 days. The aging is done in American oak barrels with an average age of 5 years and remains in them for at least 14 months. During this time, three rackings are made. Once the wine is cleaned, it is bottled and kept in the bottle before being released to the market for at least 6 months.
V. TASTING: Bright ruby red colour. Clean and complex on the nose, well combined fruit aromas with fine oak wood tones that stand out remarkably. Good structure in the mouth, balanced and tasty. With great character and long persistence. Complex and elegant aftertaste, aromas of red fruit and touches of quality wood.
VI. RECOMMENDED DISHES: Semi-cured sheep’s cheese, red beef, roasts and stews. Big game and small game