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Vina Eguia Crianza 2008

Overview

The 2008 Viña Eguia Crianza, dark cherry in color, boasts a lovely bouquet of cherries, mature oak and hints of licorice. The palate is full, elegant and well balanced leaving a very pleasant, fresh sensation in the finish. It is the perfect wine for everyday drinking.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Selected grapes from Rioja Alavesa vineyards. Soils are a mixture of chalk, sand and clay. The vines have a medium age of 20 to 25 years and are grown using the traditional “gobelet” system. Fifteen days of fermentation and the maceration process is done in temperature controlled stainless steel vats with daily pumpovers to achieve the optimum color and tannin extraction. Malolactic fermentation is conducted in stainless steel tanks and then racked twice before going into oak barrels. The wine is aged in American oak for 12 months, with one racking.

Serving Hints
This Crianza goes very well with beef, cured meats and hard cheeses. Ideal for Spanish “tapas” and all kind of appetizers.



Producer: Bodegas Muriel, S.L.
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Alcohol:  13.5%


Press Highlights

2008: 91 Points - Wine Advocate #202, Aug. 2012

 
 
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