7 Ratings
Museum Cigales Crianza

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Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) The wine is elaborated with grapes coming partly from our own vineyards surrounding the winery (planted in 1999) and others up to 50 years of age. The vineyards are planted in poor soils, many with thick layers of pebbles, under which clay, sand and chalk may be found at more than 740m asl. These vineyards occupy the high hills of the Pisuerga river valley, with an extreme continental climate, long and cold winters, late spring frosts and summers with marked contrasts between day and night temperatures. Local viticulture has always been sustainable, respectful to the environment, without chemical fertilisers and a good use of the vegetation so that the fruit ripening is optimal. All our vineyards are hand harvested, and the result of all the above is healthy, ripe grapes with a high aromatic concentration.

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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2003 Vintage) Amid all the big, dark wines coming out of Spain, it's sometimes nice to see a lighter-styled, old-school example such as this. The color is brick, while the nose is light, leathery and dosed with cranberry and raspberry. The feel is fresh and lively, with fresh-fruit flavors, tomato leaf and a touch of vanilla and spicy oak. Definitely a wine to drink now.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/03