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Characteristics of Obalo Crianza
Óbalo Crianza is a red wine from the D.O. La Rioja produced by the Óbalo winery. This wine is made using only the Tempranillo grape variety.
The grapes used to make Óbalo Crianza come from vineyards grown on terraces near the Sierra Cantabria, planted at an altitude of between 700-1000 metres. The vines themselves are between 45-70 years old. These are grown on 2 hectares of vineyards owned by the winery, plus another 40 overseen by the wineries technical team. The soils on the vineyards are shallow and calcareous. The area is home to a climate that is ideal for cultivating the vines and growing grapes: the winters are cold, while there is a strong contrast of temperature between day and night during the summers.
At the winery, the grapes for Óbalo Crianza ferment in stainless steel tanks that have small capacities. The various phases of the winemaking process are carried out using traditional methods, although the grapes undergo these phases independently depending on the plot they were taken from.
Before being bottled, Óbalo Crianza is aged for 12 months in french oak barrels that I either one or 3 years old. This wine is perfect to enjoy with hearty dishes.
Óbalo is a young winery founded back in 2006. Situated in the municipality of Ábalos, the company is lucky to work with vineyards of such high quality.
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.