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Ortega Ezquerro Rioja Crianza 2018 £15.95
ORTEGA EZQUERRO RIOJA CRIANZA
The Ortegas are one of those families of cosecheros that have managed to adapt to modern times, preserving their philosophy of quality and craftsmanship in their wines and adapting to present-day oenology.
In the winery, the grape is de-stalked and slightly crushed. The fermentation temperatures are controlled up to 28-29ºC and the devatting is fast when it is perceived that the colour extraction has reached optimal levels. Subsequently, the wine is put into the barrels, where it will remain during 14-16 months. The wine will be aged 70% of the time in new American oak barrels and 30% in “second-year” French barrels.
Intense red cherry colour. Aromas of red fruits, strawberry, raspberry and cranberry framed by fine nuances of spices, vanilla and toffee. A well-balanced and full-bodied wine, with very round tannins. Silky and structured on the palate. It has a sweet and very enveloping attack with a long and pleasant aftertaste. Pleasant reminders of vanilla, spices and toffee. Serve at 16-18ºC. Excellent accompaniment with all types of food: cold starters, pasta, pizza, poultry and grilled red meat.
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