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Martínez Lacuesta Crianza

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Martínez Lacuesta Crianza
Red wine Crianza.
Variety: Mazuela,  Graciano,  Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Red wine Crianza.
Variety: Mazuela,  Graciano,  Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Martínez Lacuesta Crianza

Martínez Lacuesta Crianza is a red wine produced by Bodegas Martínez Lacuesta in Haro, D.O.Ca. Rioja.

 

Bodegas Martínez Lacuesta was founded in 1895 in Haro by Félix Martínez Lacuesta. A winemaker, lawyer, politician and publicist, he was the first president of the National Association of Winegrowers and Wine Industries, as well as of the Rioja Wine Union. He was also one of the creators of the Regulating Board of D.O. Rioja, where he represented his fellow winemakers.

The philosophy of this century-old winery is to produce the best wines from the best grapes. To do so, they have plots distributed throughout Rioja Alta, searching for the best vineyards and buying, up until this day, new plots to plant new vines.

 

Martínez Lacuesta Crianza is a wine made from Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo, from vineyards located at 450-600 metres of altitude. Their vines, of an average of 25 years old, are planted on clayey-calcareous soils.

Once the harvest is carried out manually, it goes through a traditional winemaking process. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel deposits and aged in new and semi-new American oak barrels for 18 months. Before the wine is bottled, it is left to stand in the bottle for a minimum of 6 months.

 

Martínez Lacuesta Crianza is a meaty, balanced and long wine. A great example of the classic "Crianza" of La Rioja.

Serve at 16ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Small game, Grilled red meats, Stew, Mature cheese, Roasts, White meat

Tasting notes Martínez Lacuesta 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.
Sight Cherry red colour with maroon edges. Bright. Nose Powerful pleasant aromas. Its abundant notes of ripe fruit are mixed with the elegant notes of oak. Some toasted aromas, soft sweet spices and a light touch of chocolate are also felt. Taste Powerful, fresh and tasty wine with a good and soft mid palate with highly noticeable notes of fruit and a very light spicy aromas. Its tannins are well integrated and its acidity is correct. Very balanced wine with a nice and powerful finish.
Sight Cherry colour with garnet trims. Nose Intense aromas of ripe fruit with a well integrated presence of notes provided by the oak (spices, roasted and smoked) with some light touches of toffee and cocoa. Taste Tasty and balanced wine, with wide attack that fills the mouth. Fleshy mid palate, with good presence of fruit. Integrated tannins. Elegant finish in which the wood is felt.

Ratings

  • Peñin 90
  • Decántalo 88
  • Peñin 89
  • Decántalo 88

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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    22/08/19 Martínez Lacuesta Crianza 2015 Very fine red wine I can recommend to everyone
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    Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

    Winery Martínez Lacuesta

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