Don Jacobo Rioja Crianza Ecológico 2017

16.49 13.19

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Description

This Tempranillo is grown in certified organic vineyards in Entrena, near Rioja capital Logroño, at 500m altitude. It’s matured exclusively in new American oak barrels for 12 months for a big oak impression, with a further 6 months in bottle prior to release.

Garnet-red in colour with a nice depth, a heady cocktail of red fruit and spicy, woody aromas leaps from the glass, dark cherries and wild strawberries intermingling with vanilla, tobacco leaf, leather and toasted hazelnut. The palate is ripe and rich, fresh fruit notes supported by firm tannins and piquant acidity, with savoury earthy notes of cedar, soy and roasted coffee beans on a long, smooth finish.

  • Rich, smooth, complex
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2023
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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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