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Hacienda El Olmo

Winemaker Francisco Sanz, Bodegas La Eralta
Location 📍 Agoncillo, La Rioja, Spain
Size 360 hectares, of which 3 hectares belong to the family
Established in 1990
Grapes Tempranillo
Specificity The family run bodega in the Rioja

 

So, with each vintage in the Rioja region, Johnny Hartwright gets together with his good friend and winemaker, Oscar Alegre (whose own wine we also import). The two of them spend a couple of days at the family-owned Bodegas La Eralta, just outside the town of Agoncillo, tasting, tasting, tasting. From all this research, the pair choose a wine to be aged for a year in oak, a Crianza. When Johnny alerted us to this process, we said “send us a sample”. In one fell swoop, our search for the elusive Decorum Rioja was at an end. Job done: we realised that we were in the hands of two extremely capable vignerons, and there was no need to look elsewhere.

 

Rioja Tinto, Crianza, Hacienda el Olmo, 2016
The perfect BBQ red.
£15.50
Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Style
Fruity & Uplifting
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