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Conde de San Cristobal 2014

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Winemaker Notes

The aroma is deep and complex, with lots of fresh, ripe, intense fruit, spice and mineral notes. The palate retains its fruit, shows broad, fresh, powerful, rich and very tasty.

Blend: 85% Tinto Fino, 7% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

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The 2014 Conde de San Cristóbal is a blend of 85% Tinto Fino, 7% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon produced with the help of winemaker Jorge Peique from Bierzo. The wine is quite classical, with nice balance and a mixture of fruit and spicy oak. The different grapes aged for periods of ten to 12 months in oak barrels.
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Conde de San Cristobal

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Conde de San Cristobal, Spain
The Bodegas y Viñedos Conde de San Cristóbal belong to the D.O. Ribera del Duero and are part of the renowned Grupo Vinícola de Marqués de Vargas, with wineries in Rioja and Rias Baixas.

On the property, located on the Pago de Valdestremero Estate, Tinta Fina, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are all planted.

All wines from Conde de San Cristobal are produced from these estate vineyards.

Known for bold reds, crisp whites and distinctive sparkling and fortified wines, Spain has embraced international varieties and wine styles while continuing to place primary emphasis on its own native grapes. Though the country’s climate is diverse, it is generally hot and dry. In the center of the country lies a vast, arid plateau known as the Meseta Central, characterized by extremely hot summers and frequent drought.

Rioja is Spain’s best-known region, where earthy, age-worthy reds are made from Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Rioja also produces rich, nutty whites from the local Viura grape.

Ribera del Duero is gaining ground with its single varietal Tempranillo wines, recognized for their concentration of fruit and opulence. Priorat, a sub-region of Catalonia, specializes in bold, full-bodied red blends of Garnacha (Grenache), Cariñena (Carignan), and often Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Catalonia is also home to Cava, a sparkling wine made in the traditional method but from indigenous varieties. In the cool, damp northwest region of Galicia, refreshing white Albariño and Verdejo dominate.

Sherry, Spain’s famous fortified wine, is produced in a wide range of styles from dry to lusciously sweet at the country’s southern tip in Jerez.

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With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

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