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Hacienda el Olmo Crianza Rioja 2018

Olmo is a classy, elegant 'crianza' style red wine from the Rioja region of Spain.

CHARACTERISTICS

Gently fermented, it spends three weeks of temperature-controlled maceration, before ageing 14 months in new and old, mainly French oak. It's purity of expression as genuine Rioja, (Tempranillo & Terroir) and lack of winery artefact ensure it stands out from the pack of industrial crianzas.
'Crianza' refers to the ageing regulations for red wines set out by the Consejo Regulador DOCa Rioja, stating the wine must be aged for a minimum of one year in barrel and one year in bottle before release.

Notes of earth, leather, tobacco and strawberry/cherry are balanced by a natural acid freshness. A wonderful depth and subtle structure is expressed through the judicious use of oak and gentle tannins.

A little background

Hacienda el Olmo (‘estate of the elm tree’) is a project based in a little pueblo, Agoncillo, 15km south-east of Logroño in northern Spain. This is on the border of la Rioja and Navarra provinces, where Rioja Leza flows down out of Sierra de la Demanda to join the Ebro. The bodega in question, Bodegas la Eralta has its own vines here, in soils suited to Garnacha as much as Tempranillo.

Hacienda el Olmo, is virtually a ‘picture of Riojan Tempranillo.' It joins the fruit of the Ausejo subzone in the south with Tempranillo fruit grown in the high, cold marl soils of the north, in tiny parcels above Laguardia and Lantziego. These are shallow limestone soils on sandstone base, at up to 650 metres’ altitude.

Goes well with:

El Esparto Manchego Artesano PDO,  Shaw River Reserve, G.Cravero Reggiano, Cured Meats, Pickles


NOTEHarper and Blohm licensing restrictions require that wine can only be purchased in conjunction with one or more food items. A maximum quantity of liquor purchased must not exceed more than two 750ml bottles of wine. Liquor cannot be purchased by anyone under 18. Liquor cannot be left at unoccupied premises – please ensure that you will be home to accept your delivery.​

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