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Rioja Bordón Crianza

Rioja Bordón Crianza
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The elegance of a Rioja classic

Rioja Bordón Crianza
Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Rioja Bordón Crianza

Rioja Bordón Crianza is a red wine from the DOCa. Rioja made with the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties by Bodegas Franco-Españolas.

Bodegas Franco-Españolas has over 125 years of history behind it. A result of the union between the two countries, when the phylloxera disease devastated the French vineyards, this winery marks the beginning of the production of quality wines in La Rioja. Bordón is a good example of this: a wine that acquires this curious name both in order to designate the pilgrims’ staff, and to remember its Bordeaux origin.

The grapes for Rioja Bordón Crianza comes from three sub-areas of La Rioja (Alta, Alavesa and Oriental): autonomous varieties of the territory that, depending on soil and climate, achieve the best typicity.

Once the harvest is complete, the berries are destemmed and gently ground. After the alcoholic fermentation, Rioja Bordón Crianza goes into a medium-toasted American white oak barrel for 14 months, with racking every 6 months to achieve natural clarification. It remains in the bottle for 6 months before going on the market.

For those who are looking for a traditional Rioja without surprises, Rioja Bordón Crianza is the wine for them. The winery’s long history endorses each of its creations. Fruit and wood in balance.
Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Grilled vegetables, Cold meat, Eggs, Stuffed aubergines, Grilled lamb

Tasting notes Rioja Bordón Crianza

This vintage, rated as "Very Good", was characterized by the hard frost that occurred when the vegetative cycle was beginning in mid-April, and by the subsequent drought. Except for these two weather events, the year passed normally, with the vintage displaying a perfect health status in the last phase of the cycle. The wines of this vintage are characterized by having a somewhat higher average graduation than 2016, with a very good aging capacity and a high percentage of fine and very identifiable wines.
High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with very little rainfall, spring began with a great deal of rain, which provided favourable conditions for the growth cycle of the vines. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in very healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is noted for a vintage with volume that can be enjoyed as a young wine.
On the nose Rioja Bordón Crianza 2015 reveals ripe fruit and notes of vanilla; aspects that reappear on the palate with intensity.

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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    21/10/20 Rioja Bordón Crianza 2017 Very nice smooth Rioja. Highly recommended
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    Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

    Winery Bodegas Franco Españolas

    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.

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