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Characteristics of Izadi Crianza
Izadi Crianza is a red wine from the D.O La Rioja produced by Bodegas Izadi, which belongs to Grupo Artevino. The wine is a monovarietal of Tempranillo, the grape of excellence for the region.
The grapes used to produce Izadi Crianza originate from 178ha, where 70ha are owned by the winery, these are old vines, aged at around 45 years old.
The lands are triangular shaped, which is represented on the label, formed by the towns of Villabuena, Samaniego and Ábalos.
The vines grow in calcareous-clay soils located on slopes. The climate in La Rioja is Atlantic, although with certain Mediterranean influences.
The harvest is performed manually, taking the utmost care to transport the grapes. Once in the winery, the grapes for Izadi Crianza are destemmed and undergo a gentle pressing. The must is then fermented alcoholically and malolactically in stainless steel vats.
The last stage before being bottled, Izadi Crianza is aged for 16 months in French and American oak barrels.
Serve at 16ºC
Beans and pulses, Grilled red meats, Stuffed aubergines, Rice with meat, Cold meat, Grilled lamb, Cow cheese, Pasta with meat sauce
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Qa 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.
SightIntense ruby red, medium robe with garnet undertones.NoseHigh intensity, good balance between the fruity, liquorice and spicy touches.TasteElegant and balanced. Long aftertaste, fruity and floral reminiscences.
SightIntense cherry colour, garnet edge.NoseOn the nose it is very powerful with a protagonist of ripe fruit and fine cocoa.TasteOn the palate the wine is powerful and we can appreciate the ripe fruit notes. Good acidity.
SightRuby red colour. Medium robe and unctuous tear.NoseHigh aromatic intensity that is well balanced with red fruits, liquorice and spices combined with aromas of cedar and smoked hints.TasteIn the mouth, it is an elegant and balanced wine with a long aftertaste and fruity and floral reminiscences.
SightRuby red colour. Medium robe and an unctuous tear.NoseHigh aromatic intensity well balanced with red fruits, liquorice and spices combined with aromas of cedar and smoked hints.TasteOn the palate, it is an elegant and balanced wine with a long aftertaste and fruity and floral notes.
SightRuby red colour and medium robe. Clean and bright, with beautiful, dense and unctuous tears.NoseIn the nose, this red wine shows a high aromatic intensity with a good balance of the notes of red fruit, liquorice and spices. All of them are combined with smoked and cedar aromas provided during the ageing.TasteIn the mouth, we find an elegant and balanced Spanish wine with a silky and pleasant mid palate full of notes of fruit. It shows a good acidity and soft ripe tannins. Long finish with fruity and floral aftertaste.
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.
Bodegas Izadi is at the epicenter of the triangle formed Villabuena, Lapuebla and Samaniego, three of the villages most emblematic Alavesa Rioja wine. Its proximity to the Ebro and the protection afforded by the Sierra Cantabria promotes a special climate, suitable for the cultivation of vid.Izadi has a full range ranging from breeding to Reseva with wines of a more modern as the Selection and Expression , and a barrel fermented white with Viura and Malvasia varieties.