Ramon Bilbao Crianza 2017 | DO Rioja

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Grapes: 

Tempranillo 100%.

Area:

DO Rioja. 

Wine type: 

14 months aged in American oak barrels. The wine is also kept 8 months on the bottle before being commercialise. 

Winery:

Bodegas Ramon Bilbao

Volume:

75 cl.

Alcohol:

13.5 % ABV

Wine making: 

Ramón Bilbao Crianza is a classic Rioja wine made by Bodegas Ramon Bilbao, a winery that has more than a century of history.

It was founded in 1924 by Don Ramón Bilbao Murga, although since 1896, Don Ramón ran a small winery in Haro selling his first wines. Ramón Bilbao Crianza is a varietal wine made from Tempranillo grapes, a typical variety of La Rioja, from various fields.

The grapes are harvested at their peak of ripeness by being monitored, which takes place throughout the cycle.

The grapes are destemmed and each plot is fermented separately at a controlled temperature of 28-29ºC.

The wine is run off quickly once the desired colour is achieved.

Cold pre-fermentation maceration. Long fermentations at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting notes:

The taste is fresh and harmonious. It is very fruity. A medium passage with good acidity and tannins present. Dark cherry red, almost garnet colour.

On the nose, there are notes of wood due to the work done with the oak barrels. Coco and pepper appear on a nice background of black fruits with balsamic.

Serving and Pairing:

Perfect pairing for cured meats, semi-cured cheeses, beans and pulses, Grilled red meats and roasts.

Served at 16 ºC. 

Awards:

91 Points ATKIN

91 Points GUIA PEÑIN