Gómez Cruzado Pancrudo Rioja (Atlantic Garnacha) combines grape ripeness with balance and well-integrated oak. On the palate the wine is upfront with its juiciness and elegance. The tannins are chalky and fine grained.
The old bush-trained Garnacha vines are planted in red ferrous-clay soils in the rolling hills of Badarán (near the upper Najerilla), due south of Haro. The vineyards are north-facing at around 650m altitude. The grapes are hand-harvested into 200kg crates, and are sorted by hand at the winery. After fermentation in stainless steel, gently plunging the cap, malolactic fermentation takes place - 65% in new French oak, and 35% in egg-shaped concrete tanks. The resulting wine is blended and bottled.
As many Riojas are, this wine is great with herbed lamb.
|Style||Dry, Red, Medium-Bodied, Red Fruit, Spice, Oak Aged, Smooth, Elegant|
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