Amaren Carraquintana 2017
Old vines, modern wines
- Year 2017
French & American Oak
D.O. Ca. Rioja
Suggested temperature for serving
Time in Barrel
Time in Bottle
Minimum 4 months
> 30 years old
- Winemaker Fidel Fernández Gómez
Crianzas are the base of almost all Rioja wineries. It is the most commercialized wine with characteristics that suit most consumers. However, Bodegas Amaren apply the same rigour to this wine as to high range wines, choosing the clusters at double selection table with low yields, with the difference of younger vineyards origin, with an average age of 35 years, which create a fruity and varietal nerve.
The mixture of Malvasía and Tempranillo varieties translate into delicate floral notes on the nose, unusual in a red wine, and stone fruit. The entry into the mouth is friendly but immediately reveals a very structured wine, something that is surprising since the nose presupposes a lighter wine. Very long wine with a tannin that gives the wine great length on the palate.
- Colour Ruby red colour.
- Nose A clean nose with notes of balsamic and fine nuances of plum and clean oak.
- Palate Smooth, fruit and spice flavours with toasted oak. Complex and structured. A pleasant finish with red fruits and hints of eucalyptus.
- Food pairing Recommended for red meats, game and ripe cheeses.