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Cruz de Alba Crianza Ribera del Duero

2012 Dark cherry color red, nearly black. On the nose it unfolds powerful aromas of seasoned fruit, black cherries and black fruit over a discreet balsamic background from the quality wood used in the aging. Noticeable tones of fresh reasted coffee beans and cedar wood. The sandy and chalky soils where the vines grow have marked a character of flint and aromatic herbs. On the mouth it shows a fine structure, it is potent and in full evolution. Matches red meat and ellaborated game dishes, stews and mature cheeses.
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$34.00 / Bottle   $408.00 / Case
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In the Ribera del Duero there is a place where the timeless meets the unprecedented. At Cruz de Alba, all the finest winemaking tradition combines with a modern character that makes it unique. Made with the best Tinto Fino grapes, harvested in a matchless setting like the Pago de los Hoyales, near Peñafiel, on terraces with a limestone and marl base, Cruz de Alba is in equal parts an elegant, austere and modern wine.

Cruz de Alba is born from vines planted in 1971 in the Pago de los Hoyales, in Padilla del Duero, Heart of Ribera. Made from 100% Tempranillo grapes that were handpicked at their best ripening moment, and had a traditional winemaking and aged in French and American oak barrels that give elegance and distinction to this singular wine.

After the temperature controlled fermentation, this wine was kept for fifteen months in new American and French oak barrels and 10 months in bottle.