Asùa, 'Rioja Crianza', 2017, Rioja DO, Spain


This is a fresher style of Rioja at a reasonable price point. 12 months of oak ageing and made from 100% Tempranillo grapes, whereas most Rioja's are a blend. Peppery dark fruit, plummy, ripe, with little touches of balsamic on the finish. This is a modern Rioja and is excellent with hearty food - also best to open a few hours before drinking to allow the aromas to have time to come alive.

Asùa is a label which is owned and made by the prestigious CVNE Rioja producers, and indeed the grapes for this wine are sourced from excellent vineyards around the town of Haro where they are based. The concept is to bring a modern and well priced Rioja to the market which is different to the more rustic and traditional 'CVNE' wines.

Producer: Asùa (CVNE)

Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Grapes: Tempranillo 100%

Alcohol: 13.5%

Vintage: 2017

Status: None