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Condado de Haza Crianza 2017

Condado de Haza Crianza

2017

With a long tradition to look back on and a long run overseeing the Pesquera Group, Alejandro Fernán...

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Details for Condado de Haza Crianza 2017

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

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Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

With a long tradition to look back on and a long run overseeing the Pesquera Group, Alejandro Fernández continues to be actively involved and supervise every last detail of the four wineries which comprise his wine legacy: Tinto Pesquera and Condado de Haza in the Ribera del Duero; Dehesa La Granja in Castilla y León; and El Vínculo in Castilla - La Mancha. The upshot of this dedication is that all his wines share not only their creator's distinctive traits, but also an extremely high standard of quality and the perfect union between tradition and modernity.

The Condado de Haza estate has brought the concept of the French château to the banks of the River Duero. Since 1987, it has encompassed around 200 hectares of excellent Tempranillo vines which grow at an altitude of more than 800 metres on sandy loam soils. This is where the grapes come from that give rise to the Condado de Haza Crianza, undoubtedly the best approach for gaining an insight into this winery's work. A single varietal Tempranillo which ages for 18 months in American oak barrels and a further 6 months in bottle, all taking place in the ageing halls which were designed to burrow into the hillside, 30 metres below the vineyard, a 200-metre long tunnel where the ideal temperature and humidity conditions for keeping wine are maintained. The result is a wine which picks up this region's character and powerfulness and its creator's proficiency and experience, conserving the excellence of the ripe fruit, and the elegance and profundity of well-balanced oak.

A fragrant wine which highlights on the nose its intense fruit-driven and floral aromas and the balsamic notes which round off its bouquet. On the palate it appears smooth and velvety, with touches of black fruit jam which make the mouthfeel even more luscious, if that's possible. A dry, powerful and elegant wine, with structure and smoky touches and sweet spices provided by its stay in oak. A fine, lingering aftertaste and a long evolution in bottle.

Roast lamb / Roast suckling pig / Semi-cured cheeses / Oxtail / Oven-cooked meats

  • Vine age:25 years
  • Soil:Sandy loam
  • Climate:Continental
  • Yields:Low yields
  • ViewViolet rim / Dark picota cherry
  • Bouquet:Smoky notes / Black fruit / Vanilla / Liquorice / Spices / Redcurrants
  • Mouth:Elegant / Well-integrated / Smoky
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 17ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Font (18 Jun) - Vintage 2017

Classical nice Ribera

Very good and classical Ribera de Duero, cherries in the nose and very balanced, fleshy and elegant.

by: Matthew (02/12/2019) - Vintage 2016

Nothing exciting

Perhaps I drank this wine too young, or should have given it time in the decanter, but whilst it was an ok mid-weight RdD it didn't really offer any great level of interest. I haven't had this wine for a number of years but remember enjoying the 2007 a lot more when I had a case of that.

by: Roger Richardson (21/10/2019) - Vintage 2016

I loved it when I had it with a dinner in a Parador in Spain

I have not yet started the six bottles I bought following the above. A few more months in bottle will do no harm and they need a rest after their jerky journey to England.

by: Trancos (11/07/2019) - Vintage 2016

A great wine with all meat

From the home of Pesquera this is great every day wine with a rich del Duero taste at a reasonable price.

by: Dieter Juengst (29/11/2019) - Vintage 2016

Einer meiner Lieblinge!

Diesen Wein habe ich auf einer Spanienreise entdeckt und lieben gelernt. Bei einem guten Essen oder auch einfach so ... es ist ein genußreiches Erlebnis!

Condado de Haza

Condado de Haza

In the mid 1980s, Alejandro Fernández came across a south-facing hillside, gently sloping down to the banks of the River Duero, that encompassed exactly the right conditions for growing some of the region's best Tempranillo vines, and producing complex, balanced wines that exemplified this grape variety's finest traits and nuances. It took three years of hard negotiating to acquire the various small plots on the hillside, but by 1989 the first 80 hectares had been planted, a...