Rioja Vega Crianza, Rioja 2015
If you want a straightforward glass of Crianza Rioja, that soft, round and elegant red wine where Spain wins so many friends, then try this from Rioja Vega, a bodega that has been raising their game over the last decade or so. Generous, round and quaffable is the style of Rioja wine they make, taking top-quality grapes at the peak of ripeness and giving the wine a year in used-oak barrels to give a supporting role to that lovely vanillary flavour that rounds everything off. Perfect to drink with a lamb casserole, roast lamb or even beef or cheese, Riojan reds like this work very well with a wide variety of food matches.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Grapes||85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 5% Mazuelo|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
For a crianza for everyday meals, there is a large choice out there, but beware a lot of bland and rather indifferent wines or those that are often too oaky from bottle age. Seek a crianza from one of the top boutique wineries like the Rioja Vega Crianza 2015 that’s had just a year in oak: still youthful, smooth, soft, accessible, its great wine if you are having a barbecue for Bonfire Night this week.