Arnegui Crianza is made exclusively from the best vines at our selected vineyards in La Rioja Alta. The Tempranillo grapes are picked from old vines with a small yield. The result is a wine that truly combines the tannic structure of Rioja wines with elegance and balance.
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.
Intense ruby red with touches of violet. Fruity aromas of sweet cherries, red plums, orange peel and a well-integrated grass and oak touch. The aromas are mirrored by the palate's flavours. Round and soft tannins and subtle notes of sweet spices.
A perfect companion to an aperitif that includes tomatoes stuffed with pine nuts, peppers, meat and aged cheese.
At 15º C
The grapes are harvested at the right ripening level. A period of cold maceration allows the extraction of skin colour and fruit bouquet. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks takes place at 25-28ºC over a period of around 10-12 days. This is then followed by malolactic fermentation for around 5-10 days. The wine ages for a period of 12 months in new American oak barrels.
About this wine
“Red fruit leather and old barn wood interplay for aromas that are both earthy and fruity. The spice driven palate is full of wild mountain herbs, nutmeg, and turmeric. The earthy undertones are well complemented by high toned berry flavors”. Ultimate Wine Challenge 2018
2017 Concurso Mundial de Tempranillo: Arnegui Crianza 2014
2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge: Arnegui Crianza 2015
2017 Decanter Asia: Arnegui Crianza 2014
2017 Asia Wine Trophy: Arnegui Crianza 2014
2017 Mundus Vini : Arnegui Crianza 2014
2017 CINVE : Arnegui Crianza 2014