Bodegas Akutain Rioja Crianza 2014
Sustainably farmed Tempranillo and Garnacha, fermented in fiberglass and aged for 21 months in old American oak, followed by 12 months in bottle. Much longer aging than required by the DO gives way to a gorgeously textured, fruit-forward cuvée. One of the best quality to price Riojas we’ve ever had.
One of the 'big three' European wine giants along with France and Italy, but perhaps the one with the most untapped potential, with many ascendant regions and producers just now finding an audience.