Ilurce selected harvest crianza

Ilurce Vendimia Seleccionada Crianza Rioja

Wine made using 60% garnacha coming from vineyards those according to family references, are more than eighty years old 40% tempranillo coming from fourty-year-old vineyards with very high density.

Vinification
How indicates its name, this wine comes from selected grapes, because only with care obtaining these grapes wines like that will be reached. In winery, grapes are elaborated appart removing the stalk, surmounting in tanks and a macerating property to obtain the best of grapes. The fermentation temperature was between 30ºC and 32ºC. The largest 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 permanence in oak cask. The ageing process of this wine was twelve months in new american and french oak cask besides some months in bottle. Later, this wine was bottled without any type of filtration or treatment of clarify to keep the essential of the variety already obtained during the elaboration and ageing.

Tasting
At sight it is very attractive, deep cherry colour with purple edgings. Powerfull and very spiced nose remembering dry plum, vainilla and licorice. Complete, well-polished tanning and velvety in the mouth, with an intense after-taste marked by toffee and toasted. Very pleasant finish.

Combination-pairing
Cooked or roasted meat.

Awards

  • Silver medal in the international wines awards of CEVI 2006 ( Confederation of Harvesters Independents European).
  • Selected institutional wine of D.O. Ca. Rioja in 2008 (2005 vintage).