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WINERIES

WINERY:

Bodegas y Viñedos Tritium

REGION:

Rioja Alta, Spain

STYLE:

Red

TYPE:

Rioja Crianza

PROTECTED DENOMINATION:

Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa)

VARIETAL:

Tempranillo

VINTAGE:

2019

ABV:

13,5% vol.

AGING POTENTIAL:

6 - 8 years

DOCa Rioja
Crianza

Bodegas y Viñedos Tritium
Rioja Alta, Spain

Over five generations of winemaking heritage have meant that Bodegas Tritium have protected their vineyards from the ravages of modernism and economics. Two periods in history resulted in most vineyards in Rioja uprooting their vines. The race for mechanization in the 60s and 70s meant that many vineyards uprooted lots of old vines, and in the 80s and 90s the relentless demand for wines from Rioja led to winemakers uprooting old vines and replanting with younger, higher-yielding vines. Bodegas Tritium, however, kept their 100 year-old vines and their commitment to quality over quantity.

The region is divided into 3 key parts: Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja, and Rioja Alavesa. Many grape varieties are grown here, but the dominant variety is Tempranillo. Most Riojas are blends of multiple grape varieties, but our Vinum Masters Rioja Crianza is made exclusively using the old vine Tempranillo.

Sommelier Tasting Notes

A beautiful light cherry hue which hides layers of fresh dark fruit, blueberries, black plums and cedar. It is medium bodied and smooth with round tannins, well integrated oak and a spiced fruit finish.