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Altanza Edulis Crianza Tempranillo 2013

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Grape Variety100% Tempranillo
Tasting NotesIntense and very clean garnet red. Aromas are a complex and elegant blend of fruits typical of the variety and its ageing in quality French oak. Lively, clean and pleasant. Powerful and fleshy on the palate with an intense, pleasant taste. Firm, well-structured acidity. It pairs well with a great variety of dishes including both meats and fish. It is also well matched with any Mediterranean meal such as rice, pasta or tapas dishes.

VineyardFuenmayor – Rioja Alta, Spain
Age of the Vineyard5 to 85 years old
Time of HarvestFrom the middle-end of September to middle-end of October
Altitude: 350 metres above sea level

Harvest MethodBoth manually and with machinery for trellis vines
WinemakingFermentation in stainless steel tanks, at a controlled temperature of 28°C. Alcoholic fermentation lasts approximately 15 days, plus another 10 days for maceration in contact with the skins. The malolactic fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged for 12 months in French and American oak casks and 12 months in the bottle.
WinemakersOscar Martínez and Carlos Ferreiro

Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Volume: 750 ml
Residual sugars: 1.8 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 8.0
Peak drinking: From now and over the next 5 years
Best Served: 15 - 17°C
Ageing12 months in French barrels.