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Gómez Cruzado Pancrudotext
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Gómez Cruzado Pancrudo 2019

Rioja, SpainGómez Cruzado operates out of their 135 year old cellar (founded 1886) in the Station District, in Haro, the historic heart of Rioja. The bodega focuses on sustainably farmed old vine plots and indigenous varieties. Part of their Selección Terroir series, Pancrudo is old bush vine garnacha rooted in the ferrous clays of Badarán (Upper Najerilla), at 650m. After a native ferment in stainless, this underwent MLF in a mix of 65% new French oak and 35% in concrete eggs. Fragrant wild raspberries, ripe strawberries flood the juicy, generous palate, with savoury worked leather bedding the perfumed and spiced red fruits. There is ample concentration in this 15% wine, but ample freshness to counter. The finish lingers with mineral salts and perfumed white pepper. Striking, finessed example of Riojan garnacha.Tasted: 10 March 2022Tasted by: Treve RingProducer: Bodegas Y Viñedos de Gómez CruzadoDistributors: Revelry Import Company
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Garnacha