Casa La Rad Tinto Rioja DOCa 2018
Casa La Rad Tinto Rioja DOCa 2018
92 Points - Tim Atkin MW. Casa La Rad is a winery dedicated to the environment to sustain and improve its vitality and biodiversity. From the La Rad vineyard, the grapes are handpicked and carefully selected from bush trained vines 35 years or older, before malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels of 500 and 225 litres where it will be aged for at least 14 months. A highly rated wine by the international wine press, and gold medal winning wine at the Mundus Vini awards, Casa La Rad Tinto is a Rioja in the modern style not overpowered by the injudicious use of oak, with layers of complex aromas and vibrant fruit.
Wine Press Ratings
92 Points - Tim Atkin MW
"Marta Gallego makes this five-way blend from more or less equal parts Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha with 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Maturana Tinta. Stylishly oaked in 40% new French barrels, it's more than the sum of its parts, showing plum, cassis and raspberry fruit, graceful tannins and a grassy undertone."
Intense aroma, notes of strawberry yogurt, red and slightly floral fruits, jasmine, violets … In the background typical aromas of oak, with leathers and smoke. Powerful, elegant and silky wine. The toasted notes of the barrel appear in the mouth and the notes of fruit and flowers are perceived. Fine and elegant wine in which the red fruit persists.
About the Producer
Casa la Rad is a family-owned estate in the northern foothills of the Iberian Massif (Valle de Ocón).
The winery's focus is to seek a balance between their activity and the local environment so as to sustain or improve its vitality and biodiversity.
These are situated on the highest part in the middle of the estate, at an altitude of between 600 and 750 metres. This allows them to consistently produce high quality wines using the full benefits of the altitude and the richest of their terroir.
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