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Solar de Líbano Crianza

Solar de Líbano Crianza
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A typical Rioja crianza with a touch of modernity

Solar de Líbano Crianza
Red wine Crianza. 18 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Graciano,  Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Red wine Crianza. 18 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Graciano,  Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Solar de Líbano Crianza

Solar de Líbano Crianza is a red wine from the D.O.Ca. Rioja made basically with Tempranillo and with a little Graciano and Grenache Tinta. It is produced by Bodegas Castillo de Sajazarra.

Bodegas Castillo de Sajazarra is in the west of Haro, in the highest part of La Rioja Alta. The Líbano family bought the Castillo de Sajarra and began to make wine initially for their own consumption, before becoming the winery they are today. In 1973 they built the new winery in the castle gardens, in a unique environment.

Each plot used to make Solar de Líbano Crianza is vinified separately at a maximum temperature of 26 ºC. It is aged on fine lees to give more volume and creaminess to the wine until the malolactic fermentation begins naturally, with no lactic acid bacteria added.

Solar de Líbano Crianza is aged for 18 months in American and French oak barrels and completes its refining with 3 further months in 20,500 litre French oak vats. Lastly it rests in the bottle for a minimum of 6 months before being marketed, so that it comes onto the market at its optimum point. 

Solar de Líbano Crianza is a typical barrel-aged Rioja wine. It is easy to drink and can accompany a host of meat dishes.
Serve at 16ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Grilled chicken, Pasta with meat sauce, Roasts, White meat

Tasting notes Solar de Líbano Crianza

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.
Solar de Líbano Crianza 2015 On the nose it has a high intensity, with a clean and powerful aroma of a marked varietal character, with red and black fruit and spices together with balsamic elements from the barrel.
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.

Ratings

  • Atkin 89

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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Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

Winery Castillo de Sajazarra

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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Imágenes y situación D.O.Ca. Rioja

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