Rioja Crianza, Hacienda Grimon, Rioja 2020
Hacienda Grimon, Rioja
Hacienda Grimon is run by the Olivans, a family with a long winemaking tradition in Rioja. Grimon was established by Paco Grimon, who runs the bodega, and his brother Eliseo, who takes care of the viticulture. Their 25 hectares of vineyards are based in the Valle de Jubera, a secluded and little known corner of Rioja Alta with a great viticultural history. Viticulture is organic; although not certified, there is no use of herbicides and pesticides, and sheep manure is used as fertilizer.
The wine is then aged for 14 months in French and American oak. With aromas of black fruits with black pepper and sweet spices, the palate is quite full bodied for a Crianza due to the quality of fruit used and longer than average ageing in oak. The ripe tannins and fresh acidity balance the richness of the fruit which results in an elegant and classy Rioja, a serious Crianza.
Grapes: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Grenache and 5% Graciano