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Gomez Cruzado Honorable Rioja (6 Bottle Case)
Gomez Cruzado Honorable Rioja (6 Bottle Case)

Gomez Cruzado Honorable Rioja (6 Bottle Case)

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An exquisite 'field blend' from the very careful selection of fruit from Gomez Cruzado's oldest vineyards.

This 'field blend' is produced from the fruit of Gomez Cruzado's oldest vineyards (over 50 year old vines) - south-east facing, in the foothills of the Sierra Cantabria. The vines planted here are predominantly Tempranillo, but also Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuela and Viura. Soils are poor, chalky clay and white in colour, with slabs of calcareous rock beneath. The grapes are hand-picked into 15kg crates, and are sorted further by hand at the winery. The grapes undergo 4 days pre-fermentative maceration at low temperature, then temperature-controlled fermentation with daily remontage and delestage. Malolactic fermentation takes place in new oak barriques with weekly batonnage, followed by 18 months maturation in French, thin-grained, oak barriques.

Gomez Cruzado Honorable Rioja has wild cherry and bramble aromas with notes of liquorice. Richly flavoured with dark plum, black cherry and blackberry fruit. Fine tannins from well-integrated oak are balanced by vibrant acidity and developed dried fruit, mocha and toasty spice characters.

This characterful red will stand up to many richly-flavoured meat and vegetable dishes

Please note: All case wine orders can take between 7-10 days for delivery.

    Country: Spain
    Region: Rioja
    Grapes: Tempranillo 90%, Graciano 5%, Garnacha 5%
    ABV: 13%
    Volume: 6 x 75cl
    Vintage: 2017
    Suitable for Vegetarians: No
    Suitable for Vegans: No
    Awards: 2016 Vintage - Wines from Spain 2022 - Winner
    2016 Vintage - Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 - Gold