Bodegas Cruz de Alba Tinto Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain - 2015
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Bodegas Cruz de Alba Tinto Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain Grapes: 100% Tempranillo
Sight: Intense redNose: black fruits and dried leaves aromas appear on the nose
Palate: Fresh and tasty with souvenirs of blackberries, bitter cocoa and anise flavours. On the palate the journey is full of verve, well structure and rich in nuances. Long persistent finish - fruity and toasted at the same time with a silky mouth feeling.
General information: After the temperature controlled fermentation, this wine was kept for fifteen months mainly in new French oak barrels but also in American oak barrels. After bottled, the wine rests for 10 months.
Food Match: Pairs well with tapas, light snacks and smoked meats, beef carpaccio and soft cheeses, but also venison and roast leg lamb. Cruz de Alba is made with grapes from vines over 20 years old in the Pagos Valderio estate, at the heart of Ribera del Duero’s ‘Golden Mile”. Made from Tinto Fino, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The wine is aged for 15 months in new American and French oak casks, and then aged in bottle for a further 10 months.The 2006 vintage was awarded a "Great Gold Zarcillo". Amongst the renowned wine regions only two others from Ribera del Duero and one from Rioja achieved this highest prize.