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Baigorri Crianza 2017

Baigorri Crianza

2017
Rioja (Spain)

The Rioja Alavesa, on the northern edge of the Rioja DOCa, is a region of rough terrain and rather h...

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Details for Baigorri Crianza 2017

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Rioja (Spain)

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Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

The Rioja Alavesa, on the northern edge of the Rioja DOCa, is a region of rough terrain and rather high altitude with poor soils of a chalky-clay composition. Here the vines need more distance between them in order to find essential nutrients, and the outcome of this effort is reflected in wines with body and good acidity, approachable in their youth but also capable of ageing gracefully.

The Baigorri Crianza is a magnificent example of the area's modern reds. It's a versatile and complex red which will please the majority of consumers. Vintage after vintage, this Rioja Alavesa wine offers us a safe bet, one of those names worth remembering whenever we need to make a good impression in any situation and at any time. It has that lovely garnet colour with a ruby rim typical of wines combining character and freshness. It smells of oak, red fruits, crisp pomegranate, eucalyptus, white pepper and scrubland bushes. On the palate, it's fresh as well as full. Agreeable tannins are working their way right round the inside of the mouth, whilst the acidity of the woodland fruit is carried vertically. Mineral notes emerge, shy aromas of coffee, hints of dried fruit and recently shelled, toasted nuts. To some extent leaving behind it a creamy hint, elegantly herbaceous and very fresh. It doesn't require decanting, but takes it with no trouble. It grows with every sip, and every moment.

A final piece of advice, if you ever find yourself near the Sierra de Cantabria, don't let the opportunity of visiting the stunning, modern Bodega Baigorri pass you by.

Rice dishes / White meats / Vegetables / Tapas / Meet stews / Small game

  • Ageing period:14 months
  • Type of wood:French and american oak
  • ViewPicota cherry red / Intense / Quite opaque
  • Bouquet:Lactic notes / Spicy notes / Black fruit / Fruit aromas / Compote
  • Mouth:Elegant / Silky
  • Optimum serving temperature:16ºC

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by: Antti (26/08/2019) - Vintage 2016

Excellent modern crianza

Baigorri Crianza 2016 is a very good modern Rioja with great vintage. Better than 2015 and almost as good as 2014.

by: Finofanatic (29/03/2019) - Vintage 2015

Smooth and fruity

Lovely, smooth yet fruity. Excellent with food, it received a great reaction from friends. If you ever have the chance to visit this vineyard, do it, you will be amazed.

by: Antti (12/03/2019) - Vintage 2015

A Great modern take on Rioja crianza

This is one of my go to wines. I usually always have a bottle or two at home. 2015 is a very good vintage, at the same level as 2014.

by: fco javier dominguez (18/11/2018) - Vintage 2015

excepcional

este vino es el que todo el mundo busca, una excepcional calidad a un precio increíble. es un vino a probar.

by: Richard R (23/07/2017) - Vintage 2014

Smooth

Excellent value Crianza, very smooth and soft on the palate. The nose is very pleasant; it is a lovely wine to smell and take your time with. I ate cured meats and Spanish cheese with this wine and they were great. Thoroughly recommended and I will definatley be buying more!

Bodegas Baigorri

Bodegas Baigorri

The magnificent building of Bodegas Baigorri in Samaniego, at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria mountains, was designed by the Guipuzcoa architect Iñaki Aspiazu, with the intention of integrating it harmoniously into the countryside. To the passer-by, only a huge glass cube can be seen among an extensive carpet of vineyards; however, all of the industrious action in the winery takes place below, in its seven underground storeys descending to a depth of 32 metres. Since its ...

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