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R. López de Heredia Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja 2010


  • Type : Wine
  • Grape Variety: Blend - Spanish Red
  • Country/State: Spain
  • Region: Rioja DOC
  • Winery: R. Lopez de Heredia

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Winemaker’s Notes

Viña Cubillo Crianza 2010

Characteristics of the vintage:
EXCELLENT VINTAGE. On that year it rained very little in comparison to a normal average year. June was very cold and as a consequence the budding as well as the fecundation were affected reducing the quantity all over Rioja in general and in our vineyards in particular. Harvest started September 27th with White grapes and October 4th with reds. It lasted until October 20th. The weather conditions during the harvest were perfect and we could harvest grapes in excellent conditions of quality that have developed in exceptional wines with a great capability of ageing and very characteristic of a great cold Rioja vintage.

Tasting note:
Colour: Clear, bright ruby. Nose: Fresh and slight aroma to licorice with consistent texture and persistent aroma. Taste: Smooth, fresh and persistent.

Grape Varieties:
Tempranillo (65%), Garnacho (25%), Mazuelo and Graciano, the rest, all from our own vineyards.

Ageing period in barrels:
3 years, being racked twice per year and fined with fresh egg whites.

Ageing period in bottle:
Rest, unfiltered, bottled in 75 cl. bottles.

Alcohol Volume:
13% Vol.

Total Acidity:
6 gr/l.

Residual Sugar:
Very Dry.

Gastronomy:
Perfect with all meat dishes, tapas and charcutery.

Storage Tempertaure:
Ready to drink now, it can be stored a few more years in conditions of constant temperature (57ºF / 14ºC) and humidity (75-80%).

Serving Temperature:
64,5º to 68ºF (18 – 20ºC) always depending on mood and place.

Quantity made:
90,000 bottles.

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