Gómez Cruzado

2018 Pancrudo

Gómez Cruzado explores the diversity that Rioja can offer through their collection of village wines called Terrior Selection, which is a limited edition born from the winemakers desire to convey the expression of very specific plots of land, and the truly unique characteristics that distinguish these plots from the rest, even in a designation of origin as richly nuanced and diverse as Rioja.

BLEND | 100% Garnacha

VINEYARDS | Pancrudo is named for the mountain in the Sierra de la Demanda at the southern part of the Ebro River Valley, where the Cardenas River originates before flowing towards the village of Badarán. Old bush-trained vines (over 80 years) planted in Badarán (upper Najerilla) with north orientation on red colored ferrous-clay soils.

WINEMAKING | Malolactic fermentation 65% in new French oak and 35% in egg-shaped concrete tanks followed by 12 months aging.

PRESS | 96 WA “The 2018 Pancrudo was singing and hitting on all cylinders on a sunny Saturday morning in Madrid when I tasted it. This is like an upgraded version of the already phenomenal 2016, floral, delicate and complex, elegant and full of light and energy. The wine has gobsmacking balance and a rare combination of power and elegance, ripeness and freshness that is hard to achieve. The oak is perfectly integrated and folded into the fruit; there is subdued minerality; and the wine is nicely textured, seamless and velvety, with lots of inner strength. A wine like this should be very long lived. Among the best Garnacha in Rioja and the country.” - Luis Gutierrez