Textbook old-style Rioja Crianza
Lively red fruit on the nose with notes of red berries and sweet spices in the mouth. Well balanced with integrated tannins and a strong finish.
- Top Rioja Producer
- Strong Vintage
- Not rated yet but we predict great success to this Rioja
Food Pairing: “It's a match made in heaven with grilled fish, seafood dishes such as ceviche or mild creamy cheeses” Cathal McBride
Cellaring: Roast chicken or stuffed pork steak
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
The wines produced by the fifth generaion of the de Simon family from their 65-hectare estate are classic old-school traditional Rioja - Tim Atkin MW names them among the top ten traditional producers in Rioja. The wines are all hand-harvested and handmade, just as they were when the winery first went into production in the late 19th century. The original underground 'cellars', carved out of rock at a depth of 10 metres, remain, though today wine is made, aged and bottled in new air-conditioned facilities. Care and attention to detail are paramount. Generous fruit and well-integrated oak, both American and French, give their wines an appealing and distinctive character. This dedication to high standards has genereated a warm critical response to the estatre's suite of wines, including favourable mention by Decanter magazine.