Burgo Viejo 'Palacio de Primavera' Rioja Crianza 2018
- Medium bodied
This is the fun side of Rioja. Somewhere between the vacuous berry-laden boppers and the leather-armchair-and-cigar-smoke intensity of the Gran Reservas. Arrestingly bright, but not lacking for complexity, this is a cracking wine to pull out for dinner at your place. Blueberries, black plum, red cherries, a tickle of oak and a titter of black tea. Charming as hell and doubly delicious.
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Rioja! The homeland of Tempranillo! Tempranillo may be relatively new on the scene in Australia, but it's as widespread in Spain as Shiraz is in Australia. Rioja have strict regulations on wines classified by the region, and require the wine to be certain lengths of time in barrel and then in bottle, and allows the producer to classify based on these restrictions as: Joven (none to limited oak contact), Crianza (intermediate oak and bottle age) and Reserva (extended oak/bottle aging). The time spent in oak is generally judged based on fruit intensity, but the one thing you will find is that quality is pretty impressive across the board, from crunchy young Joven to luscious Crianza to blockbuster Reserva. Welcome to the vinous heartland of Spain. It smells and tastes amazing.