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Characteristics of Marqués de Arienzo Crianza
Arienzo Crianza is a red wine from the D.O La Rioja produced by the winery Marqués de Riscal. This vintage winery was founded in 1858 by Marqués de Riscal, one of the main figures involved in the development of D.O Rioja. The winery Marqués de Riscal can be found in El Ciego, in the extreme south of the Rioja Alavesa.
Arienso Crianza is produced practically exclusively from the varietal Tempranillo (90%) of which small percentages of Graciano (5%) and Mazuelo (5%) are added.
The grapes derive from vineyards located in the towns of Laguardia and El ciego, two of the most southern locations in Álava.
The harvest of this vintage of Arienzo Crianza started on the 17th of September. In as much, the production of wine is completed purely by traditional methods. The process of the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are achieved in stainless steel containers at a regulated temperature.
After the process of fermentation Arienzo Crianza spends 18 months of ageing in Amercian oak barrels. Finally, after being bottled, the wine will spend a further 12 months to mature.
Serve at 16ºC
White meat, Cold meat, Grilled red meats, Rice with meat, Mature cheese, Roasts
SightGarnet red, high intensity with a hint of violet. Clean and bright.NoseMedium-strong intensity. Mature red fruit aromas with spicy and toasted notes. TasteFresh and pleasant on the palate. A full and fruity flavour. Tannins are well integrated and good acidity. The finish ends on notes from the barrel.
SightPowerful ruby colour with shades of orange. Neat and sparkling.NoseAromas of spice and toasted notes from the barrel, a fruity and highly concentrated background.TasteExtensive wine with character, initial fruit flavour gives way to notes of the barrel. Good acidity.
SightIntense ruby colour with brick red trims. Clean and bright.NoseThe spicy and toasty aromas provided by the oak take centre stage on a background of well concentrated notes of fruit.TasteLarge attack for this tasty wine in which the fruit gives way to the notes provided by the wood. Good acidity that provides it with freshness. Acceptable finish with an aftertaste presided by the notes of wood.
La 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.
Talking about the winery Marqués de Riscal means talking about prestige, innovation, non-conformism and quality, values that have been shown since 1858, when this winery was founded.
We are in front of the oldest wineries within the D.O. Rioja, essential in the birth of the D.O. Rueda and with no doubt, one of the most daring and pioneering wineries due to its way of understanding the wine industry.