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Alcorta Crianza Audaz

Alcorta Crianza Audaz
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Alcorta Crianza Audaz
Red wine Crianza. 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Alcorta
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Red wine Crianza. 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Winery: Alcorta
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Alcorta Crianza Audaz

Alcorta Crianza is a red wine from D.O La Rioja produced by the winery Alcorta. This wine is a monovarietal of Tempranillo, the grape of excellence in La Rioja.

The grape for Alcorta Crianza is grown on 25 year old vines.
Alcorta Crianza undertakes the normal winemaking processes following family traditions and knowledge that has been acquired over the years.

Alcorta Crianza is aged for one year in French and American oak barrels.

Lastly, the winery Alcorta attempts to produce wines that are more fruity and velvety than usual.

Alcorta is a winery that is dedicated to exclusively producing aged wines: crianza, reserva and gran reserva. The oenologist, Elena Adell, is now one of the most highly regarded figures on the Spanish wine scene.

Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Semi-mature Cheese, Grilled red meats, Pâté, Rice with meat, Vegetables, Mushrooms, Roasts, White meat, Cold meat

Tasting notes Alcorta Crianza Audaz

High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with very little rainfall, spring began with a great deal of rain, which provided favourable conditions for the growth cycle of the vines. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in very healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is noted for a vintage with volume that can be enjoyed as a young wine.
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
Sight Attractive and clear bright cherry colour Nose Intense and pleasant notes of red fruit and spicy touches. Taste Smooth and good body, sweet tannins and a long finish. Perseverant.
Sight Bright cherry red colour. Nose Aromas of red fruit and spices from the Tempranillo grapes. Taste Smooth and full-bodied. Sweet tannins. Very long.
Sight Bright cherry red colour. Nose Aromas of red fruit and spices from the Tempranillo grapes. Taste Smooth and full-bodied. Sweet tannins. Very long.
Sight Beautiful and intense dark cherry colour. Bright wine with thin tears. Nose This red wine shows a good aromatic intensity in the nose, which is reflected in the good balance between the notes of red fruit and the notes provided during the ageing (toasted and spiced notes). Taste It shows a soft attack and a silky and velvety mid palate. Great balance between the notes of fruit and wood. Medium body, correct acidity and sweet tannins. Long and persistent finish.
Sight Intense cherry red colour. Bright wine with fine tear.
Nose Good aromatic intensity reflected in the good balance of the aromas of red fruit and the characteristic notes provided by the oak (roasted and spices). Taste Soft red wine with a velvety mid palate. Good balance between fruit and wood notes. Full-bodied with sweet tannins. Long and persistent finish.
Sight Intense cherry red colour. Bright wine with fine tear.
Nose Good aromatic intensity reflected in the good balance of the aromas of red fruit and the characteristic notes provided by the oak (roasted and spices). Taste Soft red wine with a velvety mid palate. Good balance between fruit and wood notes. Full-bodied with sweet tannins. Long and persistent finish.
Sight Bright cherry red.
Nose Varietal aromas of red fruit and spices. Taste Soft-bodied, softly tannic.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 88
  • Decántalo 84
  • Decántalo 84
  • Decántalo 81
  • Peñin 87

Prizes

Decanter WWA 2012, Commended
Bacchus Spain 2012, Bacchus De Oro
Decanter IWC 2011, Commended
Medalla de Bronce Challenge International du Vin
Medalla de Bronce International Wine Challenge Londres

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

Winery Alcorta

Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.

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Imágenes y situación D.O.Ca. Rioja

Bodegas Alcorta pays tribute to one of the founders of the winery and the brand, Juan Alcorta Maíz, a renowned Donostia businessman who founded the company more than half a century ago. He developed a great professional career that was recognised by the Council of Ministers in 1994 with the awarding of the Great Cross of Agricultural Merit for his important entrepreneurial work. Juan Alcorta's long dedication to the production of Rioja wines, alongside the application of the most advanced techniques, has allowed them to develop new combinations within the traditional methods to currently offer more modern, vibrant and expressive wine styles.

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