Bodega Casa Juan “Senor de Lesmos” Crianza 2009

PRODUCER

COUNTRY

Spain

APPELLATION

Rioja Alavesa

AGE OF VINES

55 years

FARMING

Organic

SOIL

Chalky clay, grass, wild herbs

ALTITUDE

2550 feet

FERMENTATION

Wild yeast, Cement

AGING

none

DESCRIPTION

All estate fruit, hand harvested, and carefully vinified with native yeasts, this is a hand sewn wine with the purity, texture and elegance to prove it. Produced from 85% Tempranillo and 15% Mazuelo, the wine shows a rather Burgundian nose of cherries and plums, opening to reveal a hint of sandalwood that leads to a wonderful palate that opens with tangy cherry flavors that are persistent and presented on an elegantly textured frame. Terrific acidity  and a lasting finish. One could not ask for much more in a classically styled Rioja Crianza.