Care Crianza

DESCRIPTION

This elegant yet spicy offering from Care shows off its rich Spanish personality by presenting a spectrum of fruit. After being harvested from grapes in Spain’s Cariñena area, a pre-fermentation cold maceration occurred for five days, then fermentation was done in truncated conical stainless steel tanks with the skins over the course of 15 days, with malolactic fermentation also done in the tanks. The wine was then placed in American oak barrels for 12 months, with the end result displaying red cherry and purple colors. The nose perceives a heavy yet clean fruit presence, including ripe red and black fruit, a touch of spice and some minerality. The Crianza delivers a rich, powerful taste to the palate with plum and dark fruit, while also integrating oaky flavors and a long finish. This wine goes well with red meats and Asian fusion dishes.

TASTE

Cherry-red color with purple reflections. Clean, intense aromas of plum and blackberry with a touch of spice. A deep, rich palate with a fruit-driven, slightly oaky finish.

Country of production: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5% Vol
Tempranillo & Merlot

ACCOLADES

CRIANZA 2012: Gold Medal Bruxelles
CRIANZA 2011: 88 puntos Guía Peñin 2013
CRIANZA 2011: SILVER MEDAL BRUXELLES 2013
CRIANZA 08: 89 puntos Guía Peñin 2012
CRIANZA 07: 88 puntos Guía Peñin 2011
CRIANZA 07: 89 puntos Guia Repsol 2011
CRIANZA 06: 88 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate Issue181, February 2009
CRIANZA 05: 89 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate Issue175, February 2008
CRIANZA 04: 89 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate Issue169, February 2007
CRIANZA 03: Seal of Approval, International Wine Challenge, London May 2006.
CRIANZA 03: Silver Medal, LA County Fair Wines of the World, USA 2006.
CRIANZA 03: “Top 12 Wines under 15 dolars” en “The 2006 World Value Wine Challenge” celebrado en Chicago en 2006