El Círculo Crianza is made from selected Tempranillo grapes – the most prestigious variety in the Rioja Denominacion de Origen Calificada (D.O.Ca.). The region is influenced by the Atlantic, which along with our careful winemaking, produces a complex, sweet and full bodied wine with floral aromas and black berry flavours.
Spain’s most internationally famous wine region is renowned for creating top quality wines with exceptional ageing ability. It lies in northern Spain, by the side of the River Ebro from which the region’s name derived. Elegance and poise is the hallmark of the wines shaped in this ancient region. The variety of its soils, together with the combination of modern and traditional growing practices allow winemakers to produce a wide range of wines that exhibit different personalities, always within the framework that their long-established Qualified Denominación de Origen demands from them.
An enticing soft vanilla oak aroma on the nose is complemented in he mouth by rich flours of juicy cherries and spiced red fruits. Delicate hits of coconut and chocolate add complexity to this rewarding wine.
The perfect accompaniment to pasta, rice, cheese and meat dishes.
Serve at 15-17º C
The grapes are harvested in optimal conditions of maturation. A period of cold maceration follows to extract the colour of the skins and the fruit aromas. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks takes place at a controlled temperature (25 - 28 ºC ) over a period of 10-12 days. This wine is left to age for a period of 12 months in new American oak barrels.
About this wine
2012 El Circulo Crianza: “Classic tobacco leaf and sour cherry in a more serious modern style. Fruit- driven with firm tannins but restrained, with the potential to age a few years”. International Wine Challenge 2015
2017 Sakura Awards: El Círculo Crianza 2013
2016 Japan Wine Challenge: El Círculo Crianza 2013