Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Crianza 2016
Ruby color with violet hues and medium depth of color. Clear and bright with tears down the side of the glass. A clean, open nose. Medium aromatic intensity, red and black berried fruit mingling with aromas of licorice, ginger and dry leaves. The time spend in the cask has left aromas of sweet spices, vanilla, cumin, bakers' shop nuances and hazelnuts. The palate is medium intensity, with good length and well-integrated acidity. In conclusion, it is a balanced, harmonious wine, still improving but ready to be enjoyed now.
Crianza is an excellent accompaniment to cold meats, mild cheeses and a great variety of meats like lamb and even blue fish.
At Bodegas Ramon Bilbao we produce the highest quality matured wines, thus increasing both the Denominacion de Origin's and our founder's prestige. Our daily work is based on using the best prime materials, which we choose with the greatest care: grapes from the best estates and vineyards and barrels made of the best oak from European and American woods.
Our aim is to obtain the best matured wines so that you can enjoy a wine for drinking, savouring and tasting again.
Hailed as the star red variety in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Tempranillo from Rioja, or simply labeled, “Rioja,” produces elegant wines with complex notes of red and black fruit, crushed rock, leather, toast and tobacco, whose best examples are fully capable of decades of improvement in the cellar.
Rioja wines are typically a blend of fruit from its three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental, although specific sub-region (zonas), village (municipios) and vineyard (viñedo singular) wines can now be labeled. Rioja Alta and Alavesa, at the highest elevations, are considered to be the source of the brightest, most elegant fruit, while grapes from the warmer and drier, Rioja Oriental, produce wines with deep color, great body and richness.