Padilla Crianza - Rioja
- Vintage: 2018
- Origin: Rioja, Northern Spain
- Taste Guide: Medium bodied and oaked; elegant bouquet, with ripe berry fruit, delicate oak character and soft tannins.
- 75cl - 13% - Traditional Cork Closure
- Food friend: A great companion to roasted lamb, casseroles, as well as traditional Tapas.
From a family owned winery with 125 years of history and the vineyards are located within the Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa. Both areas offer a balanced, structured soil composition of sand, lime and clay. They are also slightly alkaline, with moderate water in the summer.
The old vine estate vineyards consist of 14 small parcels, that are cultivated separately to take advantage of the various microclimates and soil types. Natural organic matter is used to fertilise the vineyards, as stems, skins and pruning remains are put back into the earth. This combination of soils and natural farming infuses the fruit with distinctive characteristics that result in wines of exceptional quality.
Retailed at £12.50 before it sold out at Ocado, so this represents great value here and the wine can be also be enjoyed up to circa 2025.