Solar Viejo Rioja Crianza 2016
A great value Crianza aged for 12 months in oak.
Rich, oak-barrel aromas that only come from time spent ageing, including vanilla, caramel and cocoa, come together with intense notes of ripe, red fruits, delivering a high level of complexity. Medium-bodied, packed with red-fruit flavours, and rounded off with elegantly balanced tannins, this red is perfect for sipping as the sun goes down.
With more than 75 years of history, Solar Viejo integrates tradition and modernity in equal parts at its flagship winery, located in the village of Laguardia
Winemaker Vanesa Insausti has grown-up making Rioja and gained experience making wines all across the region before settling at Solar Viejo in 2007. Vanesa's aim is always to make the highest quality wines from the very best fruit.
Solar Viejo Crianza is made using a blend of base wines made from the Tempranillo grape. Ageing in American and French oak barrels for 12 months delivers a level of complexity that is well integrated with the rich red fruit.
Silver Medal - 90 points - International Wine and Spirit Competition 2020 (2017 vintage)
Commendation - International Wine Challenge 2020
89 Points - Tim Atkin