Rioja-Vinedos Real Rubio Crianza 2010 DOC

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An enchanting Crianza from La Rioja. It is bright ruby in colour. It has a floral and fruity nose of geranium and cranberry, with hints of clove and vanilla, and a touch of butterscotch and walnut. Generous fruit on the palate, velvety well-integrated tannins with a refreshing acidity and warm alcohol. Persistent fruity and spicy finish. Best when paired with cold meats, Cumberland sausages, or a Cottage pie.

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Grape varieties
Tempranillo 80%, Graciano 20%
Label
Rioja Real Rubio Crianza 2010
Region
La Rioja, La Rioja Baja
Winery
Viñedos Real Rubio
Style
Red
Quality rating
DOC
Vintage
2010
Residual sugar
2 g/l
Alcohol
13.5%

Vineyard

Climate
Mediterranean. 'Baja' is the warmest and driest district of La Rioja region.
Soil
Alluvial silt with layers of limestone and clay.

Winemaking

Winemaking
Controlled temperature fermentation (25°C)
Ageing
12 months in French barriques, and 6 months in small American oak barrels, then 12 months in bottle before release.

Best at...

Service temperature
16°C
When to drink
Ready to drink now, but can age for 5 years.