6 Unit Box Castillo Labastida Crianza 2015
- Year 2015
35% french oak, 65% american oak
Time in Barrel
Minimum 12 months
D.O. Ca. Rioja
Established in 1964 in the same Rioja village as Manuel Quintano, the 18th century monk who brought Bordeaux wine-ageing techniques to Spain, Bodegas y Viñedos Labastida continues this pioneering spirit in winegrowing. Yet, even with brand new fa- cilities, stocked with the latest wine-making technology, it is Labastida’s vineyards that distinguish this winery above others.
The 500-plus hectares are nestled between the banks of the Ebro River and the foot of the Sierra Cantabria mountains in one of the most unique and privileged areas in all of Rioja. The vines are protected from the Atlantic wind and rain while enjoying warm air currents brought from the Mediterranean by the Ebro. The result is the ideal proportion of precipitation with warm days and cool nights, making Labastida’s vineyards some of the best in Rioja.
- Colour Ruby tone at the centre with a dark deep colour and lively edge.
- Nose Cherry and blackberry jam. The wood, although noticeable, complements the openly fruity character of the wine, adding some cinnamon and toasted vanilla notes to the aromas finish.
- Palate Full with a potent impression, which supports the balance between good acidity and a velvety feel. On the finish, it shows a mix of diary and marinated fruit. It shows body, good complexity, strength and richness of nuances in the mouth as well as good persistency.
- Food pairing Recommended with steaks and other red meats, casseroles, stews, lamb, Spanish chorizo sausages, hard and blue cheeses.