GR99, Altún crianza and Evento reserve Rioja red wine pack. The boy, the father and the grandpa.
The most famous Rioja wines are made with the Tempranillo grape, native to the area. In this tasting we are going to experience the 3 expressions of Tempranillo in three different stages of it ageing process, the young and cheerful (joven), the all-terrain crianza and the wise reserve.
GR99 2019 “PRIMERA IMPRESIÓN”
Carlos and Ana are the creators of this exciting project. They are the third generation of a legacy of winegrowers from the San Vicente de la Sonsierra region in La Rioja, Spain. Sonsierra is considere by many to host the most prestigious vineyards in the DOCa of Rioja, due to its location in the foothills of the Sierra Cantabria, with poor soil and northerly winds, yet they yield the greastest quality grapes. First impression is the pure expression of tempranillo, a young wine from old vines, from which you can taste the very essence of the grape.
Aged in oak foudres (large wooden vats) for 3 months, it preserves all the freshness and fruit of the young wine, which is what Ana and Carlos enjoy the most. 2019 was rated an Excellent vintage in the DOCa Rioja
Altún CRIANZA 2017
Iker and Alberto are the new generation of this traditional family if winemakers, who put all their passion in wine. 100% Tempranillo selected in the vineyard and hand-selected in the winery. Aged for 14 months in 225 Litre French and American oak barrels. A wine so versatile that it is perfect at any time of the day, showing us the freshness of its red fruits and the kindness of toasted oak.
EVENTO Reserva 2005
It is the result of the best Tempranillo grapes deseeded and destemmed by hand. The grapes are harvest in small boxes. Selection in the winery is carried out firstly by bunches and then by individual grapes.
The malolactic fermentation takes place in new French oak barrels in which the wine matures for 30 months. Followed by ageing in the bottle that sculpts and protects the jewel of the wine inside. 2005 was rated as an Excellent vintage in the DOCa Rioja