Region Spain, Rioja
Grape Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano
Style Ripe plum, Balsamic, Spice
Bottle Size 75cl
Crianza is a denomination of Rioja that tells us the wine has been aged in oak for a minum of 1yr, and in the bottle for another, it's generally the most accessible form of Rioja in terms of taste, and money.
This amount of ageing mellows out the tannins a little and gives a smoother wine with some secondary notes of leather and vanilla, while there's still a real nice integration of fruit like ripe plums, blackberries and black cherries.