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2012 Luberri Rioja Biga Crianza 2012


Synopsis, Our Opinion: VERY charismatic Rioja that’s WAY UNDERVALUED.

Producer/Winery: Bodegas Luberri Monje Amestoy; Elciego, Spain.

Grape Variety: Tempranillo.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Rioja Crianza, Spain.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $16.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Chicken enchiladas, refried beans, and rice.

Tasting:

    Opened 90-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark ruby color with a light reddish color rim. Dry hay, cherry and blackberry aromas. Soft entry with a fresh, dry and dusty mouthfeel, medium body and a 200-grit texture. Lots of damp earth, cherry, blackberry and chocolate flavors with strong herbal tastes all intertwined together. Fresh acidity and fine grain tannins that come alive in the long smoky finish. WOW,WOW,WOW, this is really outstanding Tempranillo. Gobs of flavors, fresh and vibrant body, fabulous well balanced finish and more refined than typical Rioja. VERY charismatic Rioja that’s WAY UNDERVALUED.

Luberri vineyard in Spain's Rioja region
Photo from Luberri Monje Amestoy.

Comments: Learn more about Luberri and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: aluminium covered 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 6 64841 00032 4

Imported by: De Maison Selections; Chapel Hill, North Carolina.