A bright cherry color. Very fine aging aromas (vanilla, coconut, roasted coffee), with notes of ripe red berries and licorice. The palate is wide, fruity and elegant, with a clean and pleasant aftertaste.
A selection of grapes from vineyards mostly located in the Elciego municipality, the heart of Rioja Alavesa. Vines are planted in very poor calcareous soils of a clay loam texture. They are grown mainly using the traditional gobelet-pruned system. The fermentation and maceration process is carried out during 16 days in stainless steel vats, with a daily pumping over routine for the optimum extraction of colour and tannins. The wine is matured for 12 months in 60-gallon barrels, of American and French oak and from these, 25% are brand new.
Muriel Crianza pairs well with beef and pork, cured meats and hard cheeses. Ideal for Spanish “tapas” and all kind of appetizers.