TRUS CRIANZA

Twelve months in French oak barrel.

EACH WINE, TOLD BY ITS AUTHOR

RAFEL GARCÍA

TRUS’s enologist

WINE CELLAR

Trus.

ENOLOGIST

Rafael García.

DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN

DO Ribera del Duero.

VINTAGE

2016.

TYPE OF WINE

Red wine.

AGEING

12 months in French oak barrels.

VARIETALS

100% Tempranillo.

ALCOHOL

14,5 % vol.

SOILS

Lands located at high altitudes (more than 800 metres) of clay-calcareous soils and/or with a large amount of boulder.

CLIMATE

Mediterranean with continental influence. Low rainfall (annual average rainfall of 300-400 mm). Dry summers and long and extreme winters, with marked diurnal temperature variations through the seasons.

VINEYARDS

Over 20 years.

ELABORATION NOTES

Made with Tinto Fino from lands with an altitude of over 800 metres and clay-calcareous soils. Alcoholic fermentation with soft pumping and temperature controls, later malolactic fermentation before ageing in French oak barrels for 12 months. Natural stabilization before the bottling without aggressive filtrations. Bottled in March 2017.

TASTING NOTES

Given it is clean and bright, with a cherry red colour and maroon nuances at the rim. Medium-high layer.

On nose it is intense and complex. Memories appear ripe red and black fruit and liquorice, along with spice and balsamic notes of oak ageing.

On palate it is tasty, oily. Perfect harmony between acidity and alcohol. Fresh and friendly aftertaste, thanks to the ripe and soft tannins, which are nice and provide a structure that gives length and life for current consumption and the next 3-4 years. Long end, ripe fruit aftertaste and spicy and smoky on retronasal.

RATINGS/PRIZES

Guía Peñín: 93 points. James Suckling: 92 points.

FOOD PAIRING

Cured cheese, roasted lamb, lamb cutlets with vine shoots, stews, game meat.

SERVING TEMPERATURE

15-16 ºC.

ALLERGIES

No, except sulphites.

VEGETARIANS

Yes. No clarifiers of animal origin were used.

COMMENTS

1xx

FORMATS

Burgundy bottle of 75 cl and 150 cl.

AGEING POTENTIAL

Until 5-6 years after harvest.