The concept of a Semi-Crianza reflects out desire to offer a less predictable wine that falls outside the boundaries of the regular ageing system in La Rioja. This wine sustains the predominant freshness of its fruit, but its brief period in the barrel gives it structure as well as spicy and toasted aromas.
- IMPORTED - Spain
The nose of the 2012 Zinio Tempranillo Graciano is really perfumed, with notes of violets and wild berries, juicy and fresh, with a fine thread, grainy tannins and enough acidity. It seems to need food. The blend contains around 15% Graciano. Very good. 180,000 bottles produced. Luis Gutierrez, eRobertParker.com #218 April 2015, Rating 89
Winery Tasting Notes
Cherry-red color, elegant and complex.
Its aromas of forest fruits and floral bouquet are highlighed with hints of well integrated cedar and toasted oak.
Vibrant and expressive, medium bodied, with hints of sweet vanilla, typical of the oak aging, Notes of cherry, currant, coconut and fresh raspberries, which capture the palate with a long, lingering finish.
Iberian ham, italian food, pasta, pizza grilled vegetables, pate and especially a traditional Riojan dish (Patatas a la Riojana).