This 100% Tempranillo, from grapes sourced from a selection of vineyards situated at San Vicente de la Sonsierra in Rioja Alta, is the perfect introduction to Rioja, with all the silky softness expected from a Crianza but with juicier notes. The blend actually consists of 75% Crianza (aged for 12 months in oak and 6 months in bottle) and 25% young vine Rioja (aged for just 4 months in new oak barrels).
A vibrant cherry red in colour. Aromas of blueberries, sandalwood and liquorice with a touch of sweet spices. On the palate, medium-bodied and spicy with soft tannins and notes of red summer fruits leading to a soft and lingering finish. A very well-balanced wine. Perfect with roast lamb. Also great with pimientos de padron (tiny red peppers fried in oil and sprinkled with salt) or a traditional Spanish pork stew with morcilla (blood sausage) and cabbage.