Bodegas Amaren are expanding their list with a new wine which will become the benchmark for oak-aged wines. A new style of crianza wine made with the masterful skill which is the hallmark of the brand.
Bodegas Amaren, created by Juan Luis Cañas (Bodegas Luis Cañas) as a tribute to his mother, are known for their modern-style wines and in the case of this new one, they anticipate what they believe the taste of the market will be in the near future.
If there is one thing which defines this winemaking family it is their passion for the vineyard, for the selection of the grapes to the ultimate degree in order to get from their perfect grapes the wines which will triumph in the most demanding markets.
Made from 85% tempranillo and 15% garnacha from vines with an average age of 35 years, the grapes are selected on a dual sorting table, first a manual check of the clusters and then the individual berries. After vinification the wine is cask aged for 12 months in 50% new, American-oak barrels and 50% in French-oak barrels used for a second vintage.
The resulting wine is truly attractive, transmitting the finesse and elegance of the tempranillo and the fresh, delicate fruitiness of the garnacha. A balanced combination which is far from an excessive complexity, corpulence or over extraction to achieve the goal set by the bodega: to make a “RICH” wine in capital letters. With a nose in which the fruit character with floral nuances and strawberry toffees will stay with you all through its passage through the mouth, where you can sense its power, but with an elegance, enchanting you with its great balance until the long finish with heady notes of red fruit typical of the best garnachas from the Rioja Alavesa.
A wine to be enjoyed and which will charm you with its subtlety.