Azpilicueta Crianza 2016



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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2016 Other vintages
Appellation:Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)
Winery: Bodegas Azpilicueta
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13,5%
Bodegas Azpilicueta is the maker of this Azpilicueta Crianza 2016 (£6.26), a red wine from Rioja that contains tempranillo, mazuelo and graciano of 2016 and has an alcoholic strength of 13,5%. The Azpilicueta Crianza 2016 is the ideal red to combine with jamon iberico and manchego cheese. At Drinks&Co, this red wine scores an average rate of 4 of 5 points and has also peñín: 91.

Description of Azpilicueta Crianza 2016

Azpilicueta Crianza 2016 (Graciano, Mazuelo and Tempranillo)


  • View: a cherry red colour, with good intensity, lively with golden highlights. Clean and bright.
  • Nose: perfumed nose where the fruit notes stand out, over a background of toasted oak and delicate aromas of vanilla, coconut and spices.
  • Mouth: smooth, well-balanced and elegant.


VINEYARD: it's located in Fuenmayor, in Rioja. More than 800 Has. planted on an irregular topography, with a huge diversity of altitudes, soil and facing. All this means there are some different micro-climates and, consequently, some slight differences between different grapes of one same variety.

GRAPES: Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo.

AGEING: this wine was aged for 12 months in American and French oak barrels, with a predominance of American oak over French. Completing its ageing with a minimum period of 6 months in bottle.

PREPARATION: hand harvested. Fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of around 25ºC It's been macerating approximately 12 days.

PAIRING: ideally paired with charcuterie, rice dishes, vegetables, mushrooms, white and red meats.


ALCOHOL: 13,5%

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The Winery

Bodegas Azpilicueta

Bodegas Azpilicueta

Bodegas Azpilicueta is the result of the evolution and adaptation to the changing times, since its origins in 1881. In the early 1990’s, for instance, they decided to reinvent themselves developing a new range of wines with the aim of defining a modern guideline to be followed in their new bodega they were working in, as well as to recuperate the style of the classic crianzas and reservas of the region.

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Reviews of Azpilicueta Crianza 2016


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4 /5

- Azpilicueta Crianza is a red wine with O.D. La Rioja, produced in the winery Juan Alcorta linked to the Grupo Domecq Bodegas.
- To produce this wine grapes Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano are used.
- Its color is intense cherry red.
- Perfumed with notes of fruit on a background of toasted wood and soft notes of coconut and vanilla.
- Tasty and good balance.
- A, vegetables, ideal to serve with rice wine mushrooms, sausage, white and red meats.
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4 /5

Azpilicueta Crianza 2016 red wine belongs to the Rioja appellation and is made with Mazuelo, Tempranillo and Graciano varieties. The grapes come from vineyards over 25 years located in the municipality of Fuenmayor. Azpilicueta Crianza is aged for 12 months in barrels of French and American oak. Then rests a minimum of 6 months in bottle with newly refined and rounded.
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4 /5

75 cl bottle.
"We are very pleased that we have achieved a bright and aromatic breeding. The native varieties that we used, Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo, are bringing freshness and joy to the wine. Azpilicueta is a crianza bodied, smooth, balanced and pleasant".
Elena AdellEnóloga Azpilicueta
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