Castillo Labastida Crianza 2008 (12 x 750mL), Rioja, Spain.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
$19.90 per Bottle
$238.80 per case
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Classification: Rioja DO

The 2008 vintage began with a cool and damp spring, leading to reduced yields. An excellent August and September however resulted in a delayed harvest but with excellent fruit quality.

The grapes were de-stemmed and fermented with maceration on skins for approximately 10 days, with the temperature never going above 26 degrees Celsius. The wine was racked (by gravity flow) before undergoing a natural malo-lactic fermentation. The wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months. It was fined with egg white and decanted for 25 days prior to bottling without filtration.


Winery Tasting Notes


Dense crimson ruby with bright rim.


The bouquet is of dark cherry and blackberry fruit conserve with some spicy notes, notably cinnamon and toasted vanillan.


Good fruit weight with medium body, power and richness yet with great acid balance and a velvety tannic structure. The finish is long showing good persistence of blackberry conserve and complex spicy notes.

Food Matching

Serve at around 14-15 degrees Celsius. A classic Crianza Rioja which will match beautifully with steak and other grilled red meats, casseroles (beef or lamb in particular), Spanish chorizo sausages, and mature cheeses such as manchego (sheep’s milk).

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy now and over the coming 3-4 years

Grape Style
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

Established in 1964 by a group of local vine growers, the Bodegas y Vinedos Labastida cooperative has currently 152members. All of them apply their experience and know-how to obtain the best quality wines from their 1,330 acresof own vineyards planted with vines which are over 25 years old. With such immense terrain, it is one of the largestwineries in the La Rioja to control their production from the vine to the bottle. Nestled between the SierraCantabria mountains and the river Ebro, the climatic conditions of the winery’s surroundings are unique in Rioja,offering their vine growers the best conditions for cultivating high-quality grapes.

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