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Characteristics of Luis Alegre Crianza
Luis Alegre Crianza is a red wine from the appellation of origin (D.O) La Rioja produced by the winery Luis Alegre. This wine is a blend of varieties Tempranillo (85%), Garnacha (5%), Graciano (5%), and Mazuelo (5%).
Luis Alegre Crianza originates from vineyards of around 30 years old. The vines are planted in soils rich in clay and chalk at 500 meters above sea level.
After the process of a manual harvest, the grapes are macerated and fermented for 15 days. Once the malolactic fermentation process has been achieved, Luis Alegre Crianza is transferred to American and French barrels.
The same barrels are used to age the wine. The barrels are new, two, three and four years old. The wine spends 80% of the time in the American oak and 20% in the French oak barrels.
Luis Alegre Crianza rests for one year in the bottle before being sold on the market.
Serve at 17ºC
Stuffed aubergines, Cold meat, Veal round, Sheep cheese, Soft cheese, Pasta with meat sauce, Beans and pulses, Grilled red meats, Roasts, Stew
SightGarnet colour. Shiny and clean.NoseA mix of cherry and red fruits, mineral tones and toasted touches from being aged in the barrels.TastePotent, silky, wide and round. Smooth mineral taste and elegant tannins. A long, perseverant finish.
SightAn intense maroon colour. Clean and bright.NoseRed fruits, cherries, intermingled with minerals, spices and toasted notes form the wood like vanilla and coconut.TasteBroad, silky, powerful, round and tasty on the palate. Mineral nuances mix nicely with smooth, elegant tannins. Long and persistent finish.
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SightIntense maroon colour with slight ruby red reflections. Clean and bright.NoseIntense, clean and defined nose. Fine aromas of red fruit, cherries, join with toasted notes from the barrel. Spicy nuances, clove and pepper, light mineral notes, graphite, vanilla, coconut, cigar boxes and cedar. Once opened out, this nose becomes even more expressive.TasteSilky, round and tasty. Medium-bodied. Long and persistent finish. This red wine is expressive, lively and very enjoyable.
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.
The winery is located in a singular 4-floor circular building (two of the floors are underground) in the heart of the region of Rioja Alavesa. This winery has innovative and forward-looking facilities with the best technologies, which complements the work conducted in the vineyards. Their great wines are elaborated on the base of the two following statements: a strict grape-selection process (with selection tables straight in the vineyards) and a pioneer form of addressing wood. Their wines are produced under the D.O.C. Rioja, most of them out of the variety Tempranillo, although the varieties Viura, Malvasía, Grenache and Mazuelo are also grown.