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Rioja Tempranillo Campo Viejo 2012

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Opened in 2001, the new Campo Viejo winery was designed to be a harmonious balance between winemaking, architecture and sustainability. These elements have come together to create a temple of winemaking that remains at the cutting edge of the international winemaking industry today. It is situated right in the heart of La Rioja, the most prestigious growing region in Spain and the native home of the Tempranillo grape. For this wine they sourced Tempranillo from the three sub-regions of Rioja; Alta, Baja ans Alavesa. Whole grape clusters are 100% gravity fed, without undergoing any type of pressure, which could adversely affect the quality of the wine. This gentle, painstaking winemaking process makes it possible to obtain smooth, harmonious wines, with lots of concentrated fruit aromas and flavors. 100% Tempranillo, this wine is aged 4 months in American oak barrels. A Platinum Award winner in the 2015 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition with a 94 point score. They said "Hooray for big scores at small prices! Spain seems to be the leader when it comes to over-delivering value in reds, and this Rioja is an absolute steal. Peppery spicy cherry fruit carries the day, with a touch of dill and leaf adding interest. Somm alert -- here is the wine you've been looking for at the top end of your red menu."

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Campo Viejo:
Campo Viejo is the flagship of Rioja wines. Ever since two local winemakers – Beristain and Ortigüela – created the first vintage in 1959, we have been synonymous with expressive wines, unique styles and innovation. Campo Viejo have a deep love and respect for our land and our winemaking heritage. We are passionate about taking the best Rioja winemaking traditions and... Read more
Campo Viejo is the flagship of Rioja wines. Ever since two local winemakers – Beristain and Ortigüela – created the first vintage in 1959, we have been synonymous with expressive wines, unique styles and innovation. Campo Viejo have a deep love and respect for our land and our winemaking heritage. We are passionate about taking the best Rioja winemaking traditions and bringing them into the twenty-first century. And committed to preserving the richness and beauty of our land for generations to come. Our state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly winery and sustainable winemaking practices attest to that.   Above all, we love Rioja wine. Our winemaker, Elena Adell says it best,"Whether you’re sharing a quiet glass with a friend or celebrating at a big event, our aim is to make Rioja wines that add a special touch to any occasion". Read less

External Reviews for Rioja Tempranillo Campo Viejo

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
06/10/2015

Opened in 2001, the new Campo Viejo winery was designed to be a harmonious balance between winemaking, architecture and sustainability. These elements have come together to create a temple of winemaking that remains at the cutting edge of the international winemaking industry today. It is situated right in the heart of La Rioja, the most prestigious growing region in Spain and the native home of the Tempranillo grape. For this wine they sourced Tempranillo from the three sub-regions of Rioja; Alta, Baja ans Alavesa. Whole grape clusters are 100% gravity fed, without undergoing any type of pressure, which could adversely affect the quality of the wine. This gentle, painstaking winemaking process makes it possible to obtain smooth, harmonious wines, with lots of concentrated fruit aromas and flavors. 100% Tempranillo, this wine is aged 4 months in American oak barrels. A Platinum Award winner in the 2015 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition with a 94 point score. They said "Hooray for big scores at small prices! Spain seems to be the leader when it comes to over-delivering value in reds, and this Rioja is an absolute steal. Peppery spicy cherry fruit carries the day, with a touch of dill and leaf adding interest. Somm alert -- here is the wine you've been looking for at the top end of your red menu."




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