Rioja Crianza "Viña Cubillo" R. Lopez de Heredia 2010

€16,00

Cubillo je vino iz jednog vinograda.  Uvijek se prodaje kao Crianza, ali sazrijeva kao Gran Reserva: tri godine u barik buradima, još tri godine u većim posudama, pa još tri (i brojanje) u flaši.  Takva je tradicija na ovom imanju, ili ludost? Kupaža od 65% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacha i 10% Mazuelo i Graciano jasne i svijetle rubin crvene boje i velike dubine i nijanse u nosu i na nepcima.  Arome trešnje, kupine, crvene narandže, sušenog drveta i muskatnog oraha izbalansirane su mekanim taninima i vrlo dobrom svježinom. Uparuje se sa suvim mesom, jagnjetinom i živinskim mesom.

Cubillo is a single vineyard wine.  It’s always sold as a Crianza, but aged like a Gran Reserva: three years in barrique, then three more in larger casks, followed by another three (and counting) in bottle.  Such is the depth of tradition - or is it lunacy? - at this estate.   A blend of 65% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacha and 10% Mazuelo and Graciano, it is a clear bright ruby in colour with great depth and nuance on the nose and palate.  Look for red cherries, blackberries, blood oranges, dried wood, nutmeg and spice, all balanced by soft tannins and a very good freshness.  Pair with charcuterie, lamb and poultry.