Don Jacobo Rioja Crianza 2017 (half bottle)

9.50

Description

Rich, smooth Crianza made up of Tempranillo (85%), Grenache and Mazuelo (aka Carignan) from the slopes of Moncalvillo in Rioja Alta, aged in American oak barrels for 18 months with a further 12 months minimum bottle maturation.

Deep ruby-garnet in colour, the nose is full of black and red berry fruits, dark cherries, blackberries and wild strawberries backed up by spicy notes of toasted oak, vanilla and cigar box. The palate is rich and smooth, warm summer pudding given a savoury toasty crumble on top, layers of floral and herbal flavours accompanying the rich fruit and well integrated oak spice.

  • Full, smooth, rich
  • 375ml
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
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Producer: Bodegas Corral

Bodegas Corral was established in 1898 and remains in the Corral family hands to this day. The Don Jacobo brand that adorns most of winery's labels is named after the pilgrimage Way of St. James, or Camino de Santiago, with Corral the only winery in Rioja to sit right on the world heritage route.

Corral were early adopters to organic growing and, despite their modest size compared to some of the huge commercial producers in the region, have one of the largest holdings of organic vineyards in Rioja. By 2023 the entire vineyard holdings will be certified organic and all wines are already vegan certified. The philosophy is to sacrifice volume for quality and environmental harmony, to future proof the winery and vineyards, and make sure that the next generation of the family inherit something very special.

Vineyard plantings include indigenous varietals Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Viura, with increasing focus on rarer varietals such as Tempranillo Blanco, Graciano, Maturana Tinta and Blanco, and Garnacha Blanca.

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