2015 Campo Viejo Tempranillo, Rioja
Fermentation was conducted in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature of around 25ºC.
Maceration on skins lasted for approximately 12 days before the wine aged for 4 months in American oak wine barrels before bottling.
This Joven Rioja wine comes in a bright red color of medium intensity.
The nose smells intensely like vanilla though, perhaps a little too dominant a note. But there’s solid red berries aromas too, green and white pepper, clove, nutmeg and other spices. A lifted, fruity and sweetly spicy smell overall.
Medium body and tannins of medium concentration give a wine with plenty of fruity character and good acidity. Red fruit flavors and sweet spices are here also dominant and end on a rather drying slightly vegetal finish.
A well-made Joven Rioja wine in a modern approachable style that delivers in a combination of ripe fruit characters and oaky spices.