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Amaren Crianza

Amaren Crianza
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Amaren Crianza
Red wine Crianza. 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Amaren
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Red wine Crianza. 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Winery: Amaren
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Amaren Crianza

Amaren Crianza is a red wine from the DO La Rioja region produced by the Amaren winery. This wine is a blend of 2 different grape varieties: Tempranillo (85%) and Grenache (15%).

The grapes used for Amaren Crianza are grown on vines that have an average age of 35 years. The harvest is carried out manually. The grapes are transported to the winery in baskets and once at the winery are placed on a double selection table: where firstly the best bunches are selected, then the best grapes.

The two grape varieties used to make Amaren Crianza undergo the various phases of the winemaking process separately to ensure maximum aromatic expression of each grape variety and that each variety is able to achieve its full potential. Ameren Crianza is aged for 12 months in new American (50%) and used French (50%) oak barrels before being bottled and placed onto the market.

The Amaren winery was founded by a renowned winemaker who decided to dedicate the project to his mother Ángeles. Amaren is actually the Basque word for mother. Founded in 2009, the winery now boasts over 52 hectares of vineyards at their disposal to make their wines, which are only sold on the best vintages. 

Serve at 16ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Cold meat, Lamb stew, Mature cheese

Tasting notes Amaren Crianza

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.
A good balance and few climate incidents define this vintage. The autumn began with mild temperatures and lack of rain. In March began the rain,as well as the development of the vines. At the beginning of the growth cycle of the vines, temperatures decrease and there were a lot of rainy days. This caused an irregular growth of the vineyard. After an unstable month of May, the temperatures increased, and a cycle without rains began. This resulted in perfect sprouts and a good flowering. The summer months were warm and with some heat waves, which caused a slower growth cycle and some symptoms of water stress, and thus a concentration of fruit. At the end of September, and before the harvest, there was some rain that was perfect for a great year thanks to the perfect ripening of the grapes. Good acidity and concentration define the wines from this vintage. Fine wines with a great ageing potential.

Ratings

  • Suckling 90
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 89

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 Amaren

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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