Rioja Vega Crianza Limited Edition 2017
Rioja Vega, a firm favourite among our customers, made a welcome return in the summer. One of the oldest Bodegas in Rioja Alta and one of the few Bodegas officially allowed to include Rioja in its name. We were last able to offer these wines at the end of 2018 and we are really pleased to have secured the new vintage.
This Crianza Limited Edition is Rioja Vegas showtime wine made in small quantities with a wonderful expression of rich, ripe tempranillo that will age beautifully. It over-delivers for a well made, soft and highly drinkable Rioja. Several cases are destined for my cellar. Esme
Hows does the wine taste?
An expressive red bursting with dark fruits. It has soft tannins, a fresh, clean acidity and delicious complexity from the 18 months ageing in oak barrels.
What do the critics say?
"A very fine modern Rioja. 90/100"
"A wine of quite some style and breeding from one of the best-known and longest-established producers in Rioja Alta. Made largely from Tempranillo with a splash of Graciano and a dash of Mazuelo, it spends 14 months in oak and is soft, smooth and engaging, with ripe, sweet fruit, a hint of vanilla and a robust, dry finish. A worthy medal winner at the 2019 International Wine & Spirit Comp."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator
GOLD MEDAL MUNDUS VINI - BEST RIOJA CRIANZA
GOLD MEDAL DECANTER - 95 POINTS
THE DRINK BUSINESS - 91 POINTS
GOLD MEDAL - SOMMELIER WINE AWARDS
GOLD MEDAL - TEMPRANILLOS AL MUNDO