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Viña Real Crianza 2016 Wine Review

Viña Real Crianza 2016

Viña Real Crianza 2016

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2020-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Viña Real

Agent: Von Terra Enterprises Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Produced by Compania Vinicola Norle De Espana. a rich and vibrant Rioja Alavesa red wine blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano wine grapes, destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tank, matured and aged in French and American oak barrels for 13 to 14 months. Bright with pink florals, red berry, plum and spicy flavours, lithe and elegant on the palate.

Crianza food pairings: sautéed duck with green peppers mushrooms and bamboo shoots, curried duck, pineapple and bell peppers fried duck.

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This Viña Real Crianza 2016 was reviewed on August 28, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

From the well renown Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana “CVNE” winery, located in the Rioja valley of Spain, the Vina Real Crianza 2016 reveals aromas sour cherry, sugarplum, mustard seed, pastrami, cinnamon, tobacco and oak. Made from 90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuela, this Spanish wine shows pleasant balance and a well-defined finish. Well suited for food pairing or after dinner, the Vina Real delivers flavors of cherry, strawberry, dried leaves, game, spice and oak.
Deborah Podurgiel WSET IV Candidate - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

I am following a Winemaster Series and so depending on the wine region featured I purchase a bottle of wine from that region and sip it along with the show. This week, the series showcased some of the wineries and wines of Rioja so I thought I would try a moderately-priced Crianza produced by Compania Vinicola Norle De Espana (CVNE).

Produced from mostly Tempranillo, the wine grape of Rioja, this is a vibrant and well-balanced Crianza from the Rioja Alavesa, spicy, floral and bright with red berry and red plum aromas on the nose; dry, medium-plus-bodied with cedar brush, white pepper, juicy red plum, red currant, black currant flavours on the palate, lithe, welcoming and elegant with a spicy finish, balanced acidity and very approachable tannins. Easy to love. Tasted January 2021.
From the Rioja wine region, Viña Real Crianza 2016 is a smoky, lip-smacking Tempranillo-driven red with ripe dark plum, ripe cherry, blackberry, dried herbs and baking spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are fine. Pair with a pork sausage cassoulet and roasted potatoes. - Community Wine Reviews

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