Santalba, Vina Hermosa Crianza
By Pete's Provisions
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
A wine made from Tempranillo grapes harvested at their ripest from vineyards in the town of Haro.
Temperature-controlled fermentation takes place with long periods of maceration to produce wine highly suitable for ageing. «Crianza» ageing lasts for 15 months in American oak barrels with the appropriate racking carried out traditionally, using gravity from one barrel to another.
The ageing process finishes in the bottle, where the wine acquires the final refining needed before it can be sold.
ABOUT THE WINERY
SANTALBA, the bodega´s name, is a fusion of the first name and surname of its owner and founder: SANTIAGO IJALBA
With its experience accumulated since 1964 in the elaboration and breeding of great Rioja wines, Santiago Ijalba decided to launch his own personal project, Bodegas SANTALBA. Since then the Bodega has maintained an absolutely familiar character and has the support of her children, Roberto and Laura Ijalba Pérez, which combines the wine tradition of the family to which it belongs, with an international wine education.
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