2018 Cerro Las Cuevas
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.
80% Tempranillo, 12% Graciano, 5% Garnacha, & 3% Mazuelo
Cerro las Cuevas is the name of an isolated expanse near the town of Ollauri, where the vineyards for this wine are found. Grapes come from two specific estate vineyards in Ollauri: “Las Laderas” and “Calitrancos”, where the vines date back 90 years and grow in a very narrow area on a steep slope of limestone soils, sandier in “Calitrancos” and pebblier in “Las Laderas.”
Malolactic fermentation and subsequent aging of 12 months in French oak foudre.
PRESS | 95 WA
“The Pancrudo Garnacha was a hard act to follow, but the 2018 Cerro Las Cuevas, their “Selección Terroir” produced with a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 12% Graciano, 5% Garnacha and 3% Mazuelo from two ancient and beautiful vineyards in Ollauri, was able to keep it up. It’s elegant and perfumed, mixing notes of flowers, wild berries and herbs with transparent oak. On the palate, the tannins are very fine and provide a chalky texture, the flavors are clean and pure, and there is a nice sense of harmony. This is also superb.” - Luis Gutierrez
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