Azpilicueta Crianza 2012

Bodegas Azpilicueta (Rioja)

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Bodegas Azpilicueta is the maker of this Azpilicueta Crianza 2012 (£5.99), a red wine from this DO: Rioja with the best bunches of 2012 tempranillo and mazuelo and with an alcohol proof of 13.5º. The most suitable pairings for Azpilicueta Crianza 2012 are jamon iberico and semi-cured cheese. Uvinum users reviewed Azpilicueta Crianza 2012 with 3,9 points on 5 and also has the following ratings: peñín: 90. The awesomeness of its architecture and the efficiency of its modern making process locate the Azpilicueta cellar at the forefront of wine making and new wine culture. Some of their processes, recovered from tradition, such as the descent of the grape by gravity and the excavation of the cellar, are features of intelligence at the service of the final result. A cellar, possibly one of the best in the world, located in the heart of La Rioja, in a privileged spot for harvesting, making and breeding of wine.

basic data · Azpilicueta Crianza 2012

Type Of Wine:
red wine
Vintage:
2012 Other vintages
Appellation:
Rioja (La Rioja,Spain)
Cellar:
Bodegas Azpilicueta
Volume:
75 cl Other volumes
Consumption Temp.:
15-17ºC
Weight:
2
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Product description · Bodegas Azpilicueta

Azpilicueta Crianza 2012 (Graciano, Mazuelo and Tempranillo)

The awesomeness of its architecture and the efficiency of its modern making process locate the Azpilicueta cellar at the forefront of wine making and new wine culture. Some of their processes, recovered from tradition, such as the descent of the grape by gravity and the excavation of the cellar, are features of intelligence at the service of the final result. A cellar, possibly one of the best in the world, located in the heart of La Rioja, in a privileged spot for harvesting, making and breeding of wine.

TASTING NOTES OF Azpilicueta Crianza 2012:
- View: cherry red with good intensity, lively with golden sparkles. Clean and bright.
- Nose: The nose is perfumed which include fruit notes on a background of toasted wood and soft aromas of vanilla, coconut and spices.
- Mouth: Full-bodied, soft, balanced and pleasant.

APPELLATION: Rioja
VINEYARD: Bodegas Azpilicueta
GRAPES: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano 5% Mazuelo

AGEING: This wine has been aged for 12 months in American oak barrels and French, fluent in American oak for the French. Full aging for at least 6 months in bottle.
METHOD: Handpicked. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature
around 25 °C. Maceration of approximately 12 days

PAIRING: sausages, rice, vegetables, mushrooms, white and red meats.
TEMPERATURE: 12-16 °C.

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Bodegas Azpilicueta

Bodegas Azpilicueta has its germ in Bodegas AGE, and decision of this winery to launch a new range of wines, in the late 90s. What was sought was recovered in Bodegas Azpilicueta traditional wines with the classic blend of Rioja (Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano) in aged wines and...

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Reviews about Azpilicueta Crianza 2012

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Posted on at 12.39

4/5

Azpilicueta Crianza 2012

TASTING NOTES: - View: cherry red with purple tones. - Nose: ripe fruit, wood and spices. - Palate: fresh and soft.

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Posted on at 08.05

4/5

Good colour. Scent of roses and white flowers. I don't know, it seemed a bit salty.
To this red would have suit better a softer meat.
I gave it to some friends because i had to make a gift.

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Posted on at 04.57

4/5

Bright cherry. Aroma ripe fruit, sweet spices, creamy oak, expressive. Taste flavourful, fruity, toasty, round tannins.

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Posted on at 04.39

4/5

TYPE: Red wine aging.
D. O.: Rioja.
Winery: Bodegas Azpilicueta.
VARIETY: Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano.
DESCRIPTION:
Red wine aged for 12 months in barrels of French and American oak, and 7-12...

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Posted on at 11.31

4/5

Tasting Notes: Cherry red with purple flashes. In ripe fruit aroma, fine wood and spices are clearly perceived. The palate is fresh, soft and classic flavors of Rioja. Pairing: ideal for red meat...

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Posted on at 17.56

4/5

In view it has a cherry red color with purple flashes. In ripe fruit aroma, fine wood and spices are clearly perceived. The palate is fresh, soft and clear flavors of Rioja.



Development and...

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Posted on at 04.42

4/5

Azpilicueta Crianza Is aged for 12 months in barrels of French and American oak, and then for 7-12 months in bottle. Made from the grape varieties, Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo.

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Reviews about Azpilicueta Crianza 2011

Juan Manuel Gonzalvo
Juan Manuel Gonzalvo

4/5

[video] Scented, blackberries, figs, coconut, silky, elegant, long. 90 points

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Anonymous
Anonymous

4/5

Prepared by the oenologist Elena Adell with native grape varieties Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo, strikes a perfect breeding-bodied wine, tasty and very pleasant to drink. Wine cherry red color...

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Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard

4/5

DO Ca. RiojaVariedades: Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo. Tasting notes: cherry red color, good intensity, lively with golden sparkles. clean and bright. the nose is perfumed which include fruit...

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Georg Weidmann
Georg Weidmann

4.5/5

Quality as expected.

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Reviews about Azpilicueta Crianza 2009

Juan Manuel Gonzalvo
Juan Manuel Gonzalvo

3.5/5

Plums, black pepper, round, light.

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