Bodegas Zintzo Izena Rioja 750mlBodegas Zintzo
Zintzo Izena 2015
I can’t believe it’s got no oak! Izena comes from the very best and oldest vines grapes from plots that are more than 60 years old growing in clay-calcareous soils. This is a incredible example of what care and quality can do without the use of oak for tannins or finishing. Located in the upper area of Villabuena de Álava at an altitude of 530 meters above sea level. The vineyards are sheltered from the cold northerly winds and oriented to the midday sun, so that the maturation of the grape occurs in the most optimal way possible. Bodegas Zintzo is a small Basque family estate in the heart of Rioja. Spana Life co. is the only importer to the US.
Tasting Notes: Cherry red wine with violet hues. Closed, complex and very serious. Aromas of ripe black fruit appear after some open time. On the palate it is broad and powerful, fleshy well balanced taste with fruity sensations. Inviting, with fine tannins. Very long expressive aftertaste. leaving behind clearly marked traces of the character of the land, rounded and balanced without oak influence.
Varietal: 100% Tempranillo
Region: DOC Rioja, Sub-area Rioja Alavesa
Vinification and aging: Selection is made on the vine, with only the best grapes arriving at the winery. Pre-fermentation cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation in a small capacity tank for 18 days at a maximum temperature of 80deg f. It does not undergo any stabilization or filtration processes.
Pairing: Tapas, Cheeses, Meats such as beef, Game, Pork and Chicken, Stews, Paella
Alcohol: 14% VOL
Decanter World Wine 2017 Silver Medal
Challenge International DU VIN France 2017
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