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Bodega Hiriart Crianza

A big wine with ripe fruit and spice, plus a hint of oak, this 100% Tempranillo from the Cigales region of northern Spain is especially good with grilled meats.

Pricing Per Bottle (750 ml)
$19.00 / Bottle

 
Bodega Hiriart Crianza
 
About This Wine:
The Hiriart family settled in the Cigales region centuries ago, and created their first winery around 1750. The family was originally sheep farmers but learned winemaking and grape growing through trade in Bordeaux. The original caves were underground and the vessels were made from clay -- you can still visit these today. They were eventually replaced by concrete tanks, and fermentation now takes place in stainless steel.

Cigales is northwest of Madrid, and the Cigales wine region has its own D.O. (Denominación de Origen). The Hiriart Roble is 100% Tinta del País, the local name for the Tempranillo grape. It's aged in oak for a year, to mellow the tannins a bit, then in the bottle for a year before release. There are big fruit flavors with some spice and a little oak -- a full-bodied wine for any occasion.

shipping states:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2011
Wine Type: Bold Red Wine
Varietal: Red Cigales Wine
Appellation: Bodega Hiriart (Cigales, Spain)
Alcohol %: 13.5

Tasting Notes:
Drink now or hold up to 7 years

Food Pairing:
Red meats, especially beef, grilled meats, robust cheeses, roasted vegetables

 
 
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