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Calo Rioja Tempranillo 2016

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Importer Note: "The nose is expressive and fruit-driven with ripe berry aromas, exotic spice and darker briary notes. The palate is fresh and spicy with seductive red berry and varietal cherry cola flavours wrapped in fine tannins before a long and bright finish."

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Importer Note: Rioja Alavesa, in the foothills of the Cantabrian Mountains, is the finest sub-region of Rioja. A patchwork of small vineyards are planted in very poor, sandy soils on the lower slopes. The very low yields, along with the cooler night temperatures, creates wines with intensity matched by elegance and defined structures.Winemaking: Totally de-stemmed before a long, cool fermentation with daily pump-overs to achieve optimum fruit and colour. Sulphur additions were minimal to allow for maximum fruit expression. The wine was aged primarily in stainless steel with a portion being matured in seasoned large format oak. 2013 Vintage: Although not as extreme a swing as further south in Spain, Rioja did not escape the winter rain in 2013. A cool and late summer further compounded the challenges to vignerons. The only solution was to wait and helped by more benign Autumn conditions, the grapes finally ripened three weeks later than average. The resulting wines are well balanced and expressive but medium bodied in nature and will likely only have a medium term cellaring future.

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Volume (ml)750ml
Winemaking PracticesMostly Conventional Techniques
Vineyard PracticesMostly Regular Farming Techniques
Product typeWine Red Tempranillo

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