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Solabal Rioja Crianza

Brand: Bodega y Vinedos Solabal

Seller: BODA-WEINHAUS Wuppertal

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Modern style for a Rioja - powerful, elegant, beautiful to fall in love with

When I started to deal with Spanish wine and made my first trip there twenty years ago, I of course also went to the Rioja. With all due respect: I didn't like the wines back then. I was not yet familiar with the acidity of Tempranillo, and the style of all good bodegas, now described as "traditional", simply pissed me off. What dominated the taste was the vanilla aroma from the oak wood and somehow bad wine. No, that didn't really work back then. But then came the innovators, the pioneers for modern Rioja. Many oenologists and winemakers, most of whom had received training in Bordeaux, increasingly shaped the new image of Rioja wines. Meanwhile, besides the "traditional" style, another "modern" style has established itself. What does that mean? The wines have become more concentrated for my taste. Substantive. Have gained depth and strength. The aroma of the oak barrel is still there, but not so much in the foreground.
Our Solabal has been the reference for first-class Rioja for years. There will always be better, finer, more expensive things, but in terms of taste and price, this is our best recommendation.

The great wine guides - above all the Spanish GUIA PENIN - have always praised this wine. For us it is even clear that CRIANZA actually has more to offer compared to RESERVA from the same company.
Country of origin Spain
region Rioja
Alcohol content 13.0% by volume
Grape varieties Tempranillo
Contains sulphites Yes
Match with Game dishes, an evening dedicated to tapas
Type red wine
vintage 2016
Organic wine No
Producer Solabal Camino San Bartolomé, 4, 26339 Ábalos, La Rioja, Spain
How it tastes powerful, mouth-filling, Spain at its best
Vegan No
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