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Gómez Cruzado Vendimia Seleccionada 2020

Gómez Cruzado Vendimia Seleccionada

2020

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%
Production25,000 - 35,000 bottles

The wine

Gómez Cruzado Vendimia Seleccionada is a splendid Rioja red wine made from equal amounts of Tempranillo and Grenache grapes. An easy wine to drink, with a wonderful depth and complexity. It has gained in freshness and elegance over the years as the winery reduces the presence of wood in the equation, offering a modern image of Rioja wine with a stronger vintage character.

What does this wine taste like?

Vendimia Seleccionada delights the drinker with juicy (red) fruit, hints of liquorice, and herbal touches which add freshness to the sweet Grenache character. Only 20% of the wine is aged in oak so as to maintain the primary essence of its fruit. It is a juicy wine, medium-bodied, with very fine tannins and a silky texture. 

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Picota cherry red / Quite opaque
Bouquet
Fruit aromas / Fresh grapes / Redcurrants / Strawberries / Lactic notes / Toasty notes / Fresh
Mouth
Rich / With body / Easy to drink / Polished tannins / Good acidity / Refreshing / Rounded / Fruit-forward

Food pairing

entrantes
Starters and suppers
embutidos-y-jamon
Sausages and ham
verduras-y-hortalizas
Vegetables
cocidos-y-potajes
Stews and casseroles
arroces
Rice
pasta
Pasta
carnes-rojas
Red meat

Ratings and awards

201891+ PK
201791 PK
201691 PK
201590 PK
PK: Parker

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The red 2018 Vendimia Seleccionada has notes of licorice and something herbal that provides freshness. It's a blend of 50% Tempranillo and 50% Garnacha with only 20% of the volume matured in oak barrels, trying to keep the fruit and freshness. It's juicy and has very fine tannins and a silky texture. It's easy to drink but very nicely crafted and with more depth and complexity than you might think. There is a plus of freshness and elegance in this vintage. 28,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2019.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/10/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 91+ PARKER

Customer reviews

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2 reviews
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Winemaking

Grapes are harvested by hand and then carefully selected in the winery. They then undergo three days of pre-fermentation cold maceration with daily pump-overs, before fermentation starts at controlled temperatures in cone-shaped stainless steel tanks. A part of the wine is then aged in French oak for 5 months while the rest stands on its lees in concrete tanks.

Vinification materialStainless steel / Concrete
Ageing period5 months
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

The vines, over 30 years old, grow on two wonderful hillsides in the Ebro Valley. Tempranillo vines thrive on the chalky-clay whitish soils in the Sierra de Cantabria hills, while the Grenache vines are cultivated on the iron-rich clay soils of Sierra de la Demanda, in the Alto Najerilla area.

Vine age30 years
SoilCalcareous-clay / Iron