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César Príncipe

César Príncipe
4.8/5.00 from 976 reviews from our customers
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César Príncipe
Red wine Barrel. 14 months in French and American oak barrels.

Available vintages of César Príncipe

  • César Príncipe 2014
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    • Peñin 93
  • César Príncipe 2014
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Characteristics of César Príncipe

César Príncipe Crianza is a red wine from Cigales prepared by César Príncipe. This wine is a varietal Tempranillo.

César Príncipe Crianza comes from grapes from three different plots located in Fuensaldaña, Valladolid. The vines are old and they have a very low density.

The harvest is manual, the clusters, once in the cellar, go through a process of complete stripping. A cold maceration is performed for about two days. The resulting juice from this process is subsequently fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature between 28 and 30 degrees.

After the first fermentation of about a week, maceration occurs in contact with the skins for three weeks.

César Príncipe Crianza then undergoes malolactic fermentation in some barrels and the rest in deposits.

César Príncipe Crianza is finally aged in French oak barrels (80%) and American barrels (the remaining 20%) for a period of 14 months. The barrels are renewed and no transfer occurs.

The César Príncipe winery, named after its founder, has 40 acres of old vines with an average age of above 60 years. They are one of the greatest exponents of Cigales.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Serve at 16ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Risottos, Stews, Cold meat, Semi-mature Cheese, Game animals, Roasted lamb

Tasting notes César Príncipe

Sight Powerful cherry red colon with violet hues. Nose Complex and high intensity. Highlights fruity and spicy aromas and notes of herbs. Taste Spacious and elegant. Fruity and with good acidity. It is fleshy, tasty and fine. Highlights of tannins and a good, persevering, long end.
Sight Intense picota cherry colour with violet rims. Nose Very intense. Fruity and spicy aromas with hints of aromatic herbs and undergrowth. Taste This red wine is broad, appetising, elegant, fine and deep on the palate. It is fleshy, tasty and fruity, with well-integrated acidity and ripe tannins. Long and persistent finish.
Sight Intense picota cherry colour with violet rims. Nose Very intense. Fruity and spicy aromas with hints of aromatic herbs and undergrowth. Taste This red wine is broad, appetising, elegant, fine and deep on the palate. It is fleshy, tasty and fruity, with well-integrated acidity and ripe tannins. Long and persistent finish.
Sight Intense deep cherry color. Nose Clear fruit sensations both blueberries and blackberries and cherry, has a point of maturity, spices and wood quality fund. Taste Good structure, balanced acidity, intense fruit flavors and content with elongated end.
Sight Intense deep cherry color. Nose Clear fruit sensations both blueberries and blackberries and cherry, has a point of maturity, spices and wood quality fund. Taste Good structure, balanced acidity, intense fruit flavors and content with elongated end.

Ratings

  • Peñin 92
  • Peñin 93
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 93
  • Parker 91
  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 94
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 90
  • Peñin 93

Ratings for the vintages from the D.O. D.O. Cigales

2014 Excellent
2011 Excellent
2010 Excel·lent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Very good
2004 Excellent
2003 Excellent
2002 Very good
2001 Very good
2000 Very good
1999 Very good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Good
1995 Good
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D.O. D.O. Cigales

Winery César Príncipe

Until recently, the D.O Cigales was a region that produced wines that were defined by the rural and traditional nature of the region and its ancient history. The wines here were made using traditional techniques such as stone vats, treading the grapes by foot and fermentation left to the vagaries of nature. However, over the past two decades, the reality of wine here has become something very different. One only has to enter any of the of the region’s renowned wineries to notice that their wines have taken the highway of modernity, shaking off their old reputation. The region has continued to produce rosés, although they are now juicier, fresher and well balanced. The region is also leaning ever more towards the production of red wines, following the example set by other regions along the Duero river, although perhaps with the difference that here they may be easier to drink.

Other wines from D.O. D.O. Cigales

  • Calderona Crianza 2010

    Red wine Crianza. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Frutos Villar. Production area: D.O. Cigales. Grapes used in this wine: Tempranillo.

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    Calderona Crianza 2010

    Red wine Crianza. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Frutos Villar. Production area: D.O. Cigales. Grapes used in this wine: Tempranillo.

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  • Calderona Reserva 2008

    Red wine Reserva. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Frutos Villar. Production area: D.O. Cigales. Grapes used in this wine: Tempranillo.

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    Calderona Reserva 2008

    Red wine Reserva. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Frutos Villar. Production area: D.O. Cigales. Grapes used in this wine: Tempranillo.

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  • Valdelosfrailes Vendimia Seleccionada Crianza 2010

    Red wine Crianza. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Val de los Frailes. Production area: D.O. Cigales. Grapes used in this wine: Tempranillo.

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    Valdelosfrailes Vendimia Seleccionada Crianza 2010

    Red wine Crianza. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Val de los Frailes. Production area: D.O. Cigales. Grapes used in this wine: Tempranillo.

    Val de los Frailes D.O. Cigales
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  • Museum Reserva 2012

    Red wine Reserva. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Museum. Production area: D.O. Cigales. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta del Pais.

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    Museum Reserva 2012

    Red wine Reserva. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Museum. Production area: D.O. Cigales. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta del Pais.

    Museum D.O. Cigales
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César Príncipe is a winery that leads the revolution of wines of Cigales, located in the highest part of Fuensaldaña.  A revolution, and evolution, that started in the 90s, when the traditional winery of bulk clarete wines was transformed into a winery focused on bottled wines, modern and honest. Today, the most influential national and international critics, as well as the most prestigious guides, give high scores to their wines.
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