Story of the wine:
Whilst wine making in the Rioja region of northern Spain goes back many centuries it was in the 19th century that it revived due to the influx of French and in particular Bordeaux wine makers fleeing the phylloxera epidemic that devasted their vineyards. There are several styles of Rioja, from the basic Tinto to the prestigious Gran Reservas. A crianza wine is aged for at least 2 years and at least one of which must be in oak casks. Bodegas de Familia Burgo Viejo is a collaboration of six families that established the winery in 1987 based in Alfaro at the eastern end of Rioja Baja.
Grape(s): 100% Tempranillo
Area: Blend of three different own vineyards in the area of Rihuelo near the town of Alfaro.
Rioja is one of the great wines of Spain and indeed the world and this example made from a family run winery is an excellent example of its type. A gently, perfumed nose is followed by ripe fruit flavours with just a touch of strawberry and a firm dry finish.
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