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Baigorri Crianza 2017

Baigorri Crianza

2017
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The Rioja Alavesa, on the northern edge of the Rioja DOCa, is a region of rough terrain and rather h...

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£14.90

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Baigorri Crianza 2017

Producer

Alcohol content i

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.

Food pairing

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

Production

  • Ageing period:14 months
  • Type of wood:French and american oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Intense / Quite opaque
  • Bouquet:Lactic notes / Spicy notes / Black fruit / Fruit aromas / Compote
  • Mouth:Elegant / Silky

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:16ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Carsten (6 Jan) - Vintage 2017

Great value for money

Perfect wine for day-to-day enjoyment. You will struggle finding similar quality/price in other European countries.

by: Mike Dawson (06/12/2020) - Vintage 2017

A DOC rioja which delivered exactly as expected.

A DOC rioja which delivered exactly as expected. Aromas and visually this is exactly what you expect from a rioja. Subtle aromas, deep cherry colour and clings to the glass in big fat waves. Strong taste of cherry and oak with a black fruit aftertaste. Medium to bold, above average tannins and medium acidity which lingered on the tongue after each sip. At under £13 for the bottle this is a good value rioja that won't disappoint.

by: Doni (6 May) - Vintage 2017

Acierto seguro

Buscaba el Baigorri Maceración Carbónica, este es un paso más con muy buen equilibrio tánico.

by: james pitaud (26 Mar) - Vintage 2017

un rioja unique

le parfum,le goût et la couleur de la cerise,le velouté et la puissance du tempranillo

by: Niccolo Pilastro (9 Jan) - Vintage 2017

Una garanzia

Vino di pregevole finitura. Ricco, profondo ed elegante. Ottimo esempio di Tempranillo ad un decoroso prezzo. Davvero consigliato!

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