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Rioja Crianza Hugonell 2014

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PRODUCER NOTE

Rioja has many different styles, from the traditional strawberry, oaky Bordeauxinfluenced wines to some of the more modern, lighter styles. We searched for the best of both worlds – a fruit-driven modern style of wine at Joven level and more concentrated, typical flavours in the Crianza and Reserva levels. Carefully selected growers from this area produce the Hugonell Joven. The Ondarre winery, which is located 10km from Rioja’s capital of Logrono, is the specialist division of The Bodegas Olarra Group for producing Crianza and Reserva wines. The Bodegas Olarra Group has worked for years at the forefront of wine producing initiatives and we work closely with Olarra/Ondarre on the Hugonell Crianza and Reserva. We are delighted to offer this unique trio of wines with their original, distinctive packaging.

VINEYARD

Aldeanueva de Ebro (“new hamlet of the Ebro”) rises against the wind on the plateau that runs from the slopes of Mount Yerga to the River Ebro. The vineyards contain different types of soils, pebble and clay, at widely varying altitudes, which, together with intensive sun exposure and low rainfall, define the vineyards of Aldeanueva, offering great potential for quality grapes, characterized by their intense colour, medium-high alcohol and great health.

WINEMAKING

The grapes were fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks using using carefully selected yeasts. The wine was then aged for a period of 12 months in a combination of American and French oak barriques.

TASTING NOTE

This a beautifully rounded wine – the oak has allowed it to soften a touch and pick up subtle vanilla and spice notes while preserving most of its youthful fruit.

Description

  • GRAPE VARIETIES: Tempranillo 85%, Garnacha 5%, Graciano 5%, Mazuela 5%
  • VINTAGE:2014
  • BOTTLE:75cl
  • ABV:13.5%
  • ORDER BY:Case or Bottle
  • CLOSURE:Screw Caps
  • CASE SIZE:6

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