Story of the wine:
Whilst wine making in the Rioja region of northern Spain goes back many centuries it was in the 19th century that it revived due to the influx of French and in particular Bordeaux wine makers fleeing the phylloxera epidemic that devasted their vineyards. There are several styles of Rioja, from the basic Tinto to the prestigious Gran Reservas. A crianza wine is aged for at least 2 years and at least one of which must be in oak casks. Bodegas de Familia Burgo Viejo is a collaboration of six families that established the winery in 1987 based in Alfaro at the eastern end of Rioja Baja.
Grape(s): 100% Tempranillo
Area: Blend of three different own vineyards in the area of Rihuelo near the town of Alfaro.
Training system: Trained and bush vines
Vines per ha.: 3700
Yield: 39 hl/ha
Av. age of vines: 32 years old
Harvest: 2nd and 3rd week September both manual and machine.
Vinification: There is a 10 day fermentation at 260C followed by a 4 day maceration. There is a full malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: All the wine is aged for 12 months in 225 litre casks of American oak from various cooperages in Spain and France. The wine is bottled in May-June two years after the vintage and released from October of the same year.
Pack size: 6x75cl
Regional dish for this wine recommended by the producer: Traditional dishes like grilled lamb (grilled with pruned vine) chops, chorizo and potatoes stew
Descriptions for Wine List
1) A gently, perfumed nose is followed by ripe fruit flavours with just a touch of strawberry and a firm dry finish.
2) Rioja is one of the great wines of Spain and indeed the world and this example made from a family run winery is an excellent example of its type. A gently, perfumed nose is followed by ripe fruit flavours with just a touch of strawberry and a firm dry finish.
Country: Spain Region: Alfaro - Rioja Grape: 100% Tempranillo Product code: 5621 Pack size: 6x75cl
Bodegas de Familia Burgo Viejo is a collaboration of six families that established the winery in 1987 based in Alfaro at the eastern end of Rioja Baja.