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Gomez Cruzado Cerro Las Cuevas Rioja (Atlantic Tempranillo) 2017

EGC012

Gómez Cruzado

One of Gomez Cruzado's 'Terroir Selection' - Cerro Las Cuevas is an expression of the climate of northern Rioja Alavesa. Here the white clay and limestone soils, high altitude, and colder and wetter climate influenced by the Atlantic produces a wine with great structure and concentration.

Meet the producer

The Gómez Cruzado winery dates back to 1886 when Angel Gómez de Arteche started to produce and bottle his own wine in Haro,...

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Production

Grapes are sourced from vineyards in Ollauri - areas known as 'Las Laderas' and 'Calitrancos', where vines date back 90 years and grow on a steeply sloping narrow plot. The main variety grown in Tempranillo, but also Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha. Soils are limestone with pebbles on the surface in Las Laderas, and more sandy at Calitrancos. The grapes are hand-picked into 15Kg crates, and are then sorted further at the winery. Fermentation is in an open stainless steel tank using indigenous yeast, and with a gentle plunging of the cap to extract tannins from the skin. Malolactic fermentation and maturation in French oak foudre.

Awards

2017 Vintage

Wines from Spain 2019

Winner

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