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Solar de Samaniego Crianza 2006 Wine Review

Solar de Samaniego Crianza 2006

Solar de Samaniego Crianza 2006

Rioja, Spain

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $15.95

Drink: 2012-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Solar de Samaniego

Agent: Nectar Wine Imports

Natalie's Score: 87/100

A pleasant, full-bodied red with dark fruit aromas and a pleasantly bitter finish.

Food pairings: penne with slow-roasted veal ragu.

This Solar de Samaniego Crianza 2006 was reviewed on June 22, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

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Vintage Conditions:
The weather conditions for the 2006 harvest were characterised by high summer temperatures and drought conditions in August and September. These conditions were favourable for excellent ripening in terms of both sugar and polyphenol compounds.

Slow fermentations, at controlled temperatures, in stainless steel tanks of 33,600 litres and daily pumping-over to ensure greater extraction of flavours. Malolactic fermentation was then carried out. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 12 months in American oak.

Tasting notes:
Solar de Samaniego Crianza is a wine with deep intensity of colour with a predominance of bluish hues. It is a highly aromatic wine in which you can mainly find the fruit (cherries, plums, blackcurrants, strawberries, and raisins) well integrated with the toasted aromas acquired from the oak. In addition, in the mouth it proves potent and persistent, making it the perfect partner for heavier, stronger-flavoured dishes.

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