Bodegas Resalte | Crianza

 

VINTAGE | 2012

REGION | Ribera del Duero

VARIETIES | Tempranillo from vineyards of 30 years or older. These vineyards yield naturally no more than 4500 kg./ha

VINIFICATION AND AGING | It ages for 15 months in French (80%) and American 225-litre oak barrels, of which one third is new, a third one year old, and a third two years old, racked every 4 months.

TASTING NOTES | This wine exhibits a cherry red color that is intense and bright. The aroma is complex, harmonious, clean, with finesse. With a marked fruit character, black liquorice, cherries and blackberries are underpinned by integrated toasted oak aromas. On the palate it is gutsy, with good acidity, ripe tannins, creamy, long and persistent

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  • 92 Points – Wine Enthusiast
  • 91 Points – Wine Advocate Robert Parker
  • 90 Points Wine & Spirits
  • Gold Trophy – Berliner Wine
  • Gold Medal – Mundus Vini
  • Gold Medal – Tempranillos Al Mundo 2015
  • Gold Medal – Korea Wine Challenge
  • 2-time Best Spanish Wine winner
  • Awarded One of the Best in the World – Wine Spectator

AVAILABILITY

To find this wine outside of Pennsylvania please contact a representative at Pedro’s Wine Collection.

This wine is available in Pennsylvania at select restaurants and by special order through the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.  To order this wine please contact a representative at Pedro’s Wine Collection.

The 2012 Crianza felt a lot less oaky than the 2011 revealed at this age. It has a perfumed nose with a nice profile mixing fruit and spices, quit attractive and easy to understand. The palate is medium-bodied with some grainy tannins that would welcome some food and has good acidity. Quite impressive.

Luis Gutierrez

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The polished red shows focus and intensity. Black plum, tar, mineral and sanguine flavors are supported by well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Not assertive, but shows character and depth. Best from 2018 through 2026.

-TM

Wine Spectator