Ilurce Crianza

Vino tinto Ilurce crianza Rioja

Wine made using Tempranillo 70% and garnacha 15% coming from forty-year-old vineyards, and 15% graciano coming from 18-years-old vineyards (indigenous variety from La Rioja).

Vinification
The grapes were selected from our own wineyards and a hand harvest was with the utmost care achieved at the top quality grape ripening. In the winery, the grape is elaborated removing the stalk, surmounting in tanks and macerating to obtain the best of each variety. The fermentation temperature was between 30ºC and 32ºC. The just time of maceration leads us to extract great arome and colour potentials their complexity being later increased by the malolactic fermentation, and softened with the stage in oak cask. The ageing process of this wine was twelve months in american and French oak cask. Later, this wine was bottled without any type of filtration or treatment of clarify to preserve its natural integrity.

Tasting
Deep cherry coloured-wine becoming deeper and more intense and with purple edgings as a result of its maturity. Strong and complex nose remembering spices and dried berries. It is a very well balanced wine in mouth showing a after-taste with very pleasing toasted coffee notes.

Combination-pairing
Cooked or roasted meat.

Awards

  • 2002: Gold medal in the international wines awards of CEVI 2007 (Confederation of Harvesters Independents European). Peñin 87 points.