Bodegas Zintzo 5. Crianza 750mlBodegas Zintzo
Bodegas Zintzo 5.
Bodegas Zintzo is a small Basque family estate in the heart of Rioja. Spana Life co. is the only importer to the US. Zintzo wines are derived out of a long-running tradition of using traditional methods to make wine at the small, basque family-owned winery. Located in the old wineries barrio in Villabuena de Álava. Like many wineries in Spain Bodegas Zintzo started out as a true family winery (bodega de familia) and only produced wine for family and friends. For many years most grapes were sold to other wine makers. In 1994 the family decided to launch Zintzo. We are very happy they did!
Region: Rioja Alavesa
Varietal: 100% Tempranillo
Vinification and aging: 5. is elaborated using 100% Tempranillo grapes, hand selected and elaborated In stainless steel, temperature controlled, tanks for 20 to 25 days with a relatively long period of contact with the grape’s skin to achieve a good balance between the fruit and tannins.12 months in American and French oak barrels, and 6 months in bottle.
Tasting Notes: 5. is the quintessential Rioja Red. 100% Tempranillo and a great, easy drinking wine with lots of character. Intense cherry color, harmonious and well balanced. Fine aromas of spices and toasted wood, with nuances of vanilla and oak, velvety and smooth. On the palate it is mature, full-bodied, with a long and smooth finish, an outstanding combination of its fruity character and the maturity of aging in oak.
Awards: Decanter 2017 Bronze Medal
Mindus Vini 2016 Silver
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