Torre de Oña Finca San Martín Crianza Rioja 2019
VINEYARD, GRAPES & AGEING
100% Tempranillo grapes selected from our vineyard in Torre de Oña, in the foothills of Sierra de Cantabria. This terroir, predominantly limestone and well-drained, produces grapes with excellent aromatic complexity and outstanding freshness.
Grapes were harvested by hand and taken to the winery in boxes. We use the bordelaise system of destemming with gentle crushing, followed by alcoholic fermentation and, subsequently, malolactic fermentation in tanks. Ageing began in January 2020 in new American (60%) and French second-use oak barrels (40%) and lasted 16 months. This wine was racked three times using the traditional method. It was bottled in September 2021.
A versatile wine to enjoy by the glass or paired with charcuterie, starters, main courses and meat dishes in general.
Wine Advocate – “The Finca San Martín Crianza Rioja 2019 is pure Tempranillo from the younger vines on richer soils, the grapes not used for Martelo that deliver rounder and fruitier wines. It fermented in stainless steel for 14 days with a slow malolactic of 74 days and matured in 60% new American oak barrels and 40% second-use French oak barrels for 16 months. It’s round and fruity, with juicy fruit, round tannins and a gentle mouthfeel. 180,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2021.” (91+ Pts)