Hacienda Grimon, Rioja Crianza 2018
Aromas of black fruits with black pepper and sweet spices. The palate is quite full bodied for a Crianza due to the quality of fruit used and longer than average ageing in oak. The ripe tannins and fresh acidity balance the richness of the fruit which results in an elegant and classy Rioja, a serious Crianza and cut above most others you will try.
Tempranillo Garnacha and Graciano
Hacienda Grimón is run by the Oliváns, a family with a long winemaking tradition in Rioja. Grimón was established by Paco Oliván who runs the bodega and his brother Eliseo who takes care of the viticulture.
Tempranillo is a red grape variety which forms the backbone of some of the finest wines from Spain and Portugal. Almost every red wine from Rioja and Ribera del Duero has Tempranillo at its core, and in Portugal the variety is widely used in the Douro Valley – under the name Tinta Roriz – both for table wines and fortified wines (Port).
The estate covers 36 hectares in the district of Lagunilla of Jubera and Santa Engracia, at an average altitude of 650 meters
Viticulture is organic with no use of herbicides or pesticides. Only powdered sulphur and copper sulphate is used in the vineyards with sheep manure used as fertilizer.
•Fermentation in stainless steel tank (15,000L)
• Controlled ferment for 9-12 days never exceeding 29oC
• Aged for 16 months in French and American oak
• Malolactic fermentation