Rioja Vega, Limited Edition Crianza 2015

Rioja

75cl bottle: £13.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £167.40

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"A very fine modern Rioja. 90/100" - Tom Cannavan


A beautifully balanced, fresh Crianza from the excellent Rioja Vega estate. This is finely crafted Tempranillo-dominated blend is perfect for drinking now – 2020. Winner of a silver medal at Mundus Vini, it is rich, smooth and remarkably good for the price.

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Our Tasting Notes

Rich dark fruits, soft tannins, a fresh, clean acidity and delicious complexity from the 18 months ageing in oak barriques.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Tempranillo
Appellation: Rioja DOC
Alcohol: 13.5%

About

Rioja Vega have been at the forefront of quality wine production in the region since they first set up 125 years ago. At the time, Phyolloxera was ravaging French vineyards and many winemakers fled to Northern Spain in a bid to change their fortunes. The founder of Vega Rioja, Felipe Ugalde, took full advantage of the influx of experienced wine makers and the estate has been gathering plaudits ever since.

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"Tempranillo, with 20% Graciano, don't confuse this with the 'regular' Crianza also in sale from FvD at a couple of pounds less, and where it's Grenache in the blend rather than Graciano. Creamy, vanilla and cocoa dusting to the seam of ripe black fruits on the nose, this has a cedar and pepper lift too of fine quality French oak. There's a balsamic sweetness to the fruit on the mid-palate, lovely rounded and quite meaty fruit, but long and distinguished. A very fine. modern Rioja. 90/100." - Tom Cannavan (on a previous vintage)


"This week’s wine is a comforting, oak-matured red for wintery weather and warming food. It’s a limited production from two of Rioja Vega’s oldest vineyards (mainly Tempranillo planted more than 50 year ago) made in a deliberately modern, full style to bring out vibrancy as well as richness – dark, glossy black fruit shot through with liquorice, spice, dark chocolate and toasty oak and a seductive cappuccino creaminess. While it’s a good match for red meat, especially lamb, it won’t overpower pheasant or pork and it doesn’t demand meat: it would make a good partner for a baked pasta or root vegetable dish or hard cheeses. If you want something older and just a little more traditional, though still with plenty of rich fruit, Rioja Vega’s Gran Reserva 2009 is also excellent and good value at £15.95." - Joanna Simon, www.joannasimon.com (on a previous vintage)