Estancia Piedra Lagarona Crianza 2013 Red Crianza 2013

£ 63.50

(price per bottle £10.58)

General information

A sublime Crianza packed with the character of Toro

Vinoselección brings you an outstanding Crianza made by one of the most active and cutting-edge wineries of the D.O. Toro.

Excited by the potential of the D.O. Toro, Scottish lawyer Grant Stein and his wife Anne established the winery Estancia Piedra in the 1990s. They chose one of the best estates in the area, located on the banks of the river Duero, to start up their undertaking. Estancia Piedra is the largest estate that cultivates old vines in the D.O. Toro. These valuable assets consist of 35 hectares of ungrafted Tinta de Toro vines planted in 1968 and divided into different plots in accordance with the variations in the soil types.

The vinification facilities, which are located only a few metres away from the vineyards and employ ultramodern technology, produce wines that have been praised by the sector. These wines enhance the varietal characteristics of the traditional grapes of the Duero and are designed by one of the most reputed Spanish oenologists: José Hidalgo.

From this firm we bring you Estancia Piedra Lagarona Crianza 2013, an assemblage chiefly of Tinta de Toro grapes grown on old vines that were planted in 1968 on the Pago Estancia Piedra. This red has been created exclusively for the Club. The grapes were picked by hand and the bunches were sorted at both vineyard and winery to ensure that only the finest ingredients go into making this red, which has been aged for 12 months in oak casks.

General Characteristics

Wine style: Red Crianza

Winery: Estancia Piedra

Wine Region: D.O. Toro

Grape varieties: 90% Tinta de Toro 10% Garnacha Tinta

Barrel type: oak barrels

Alcohol content: 14,69% vol.

Total acidity: 5,52 g/l

PH 3,43

Bottling date: September 2016

Volatile Acidity: 0,45 g/l

Residual sugar: 1,69 g/l

Time in Barrel 12 months

Best before: till 2020.

Serving Temperature: Ideal with entrecote au poivre, grilled sweetbreads and mature cheeses. Serve at between 14 and 15º C.

Tasting Notes

Profile sheet Estancia Piedra Lagarona Crianza 2013 2013

Cherry red with garnet hues, very good depth of colour.

Clean, expressive nose with prominent notes of ripe red and black fruit, balsamic (eucalyptus) and toasty notes, and undertones of cocoa and chocolate.

Balanced, tasty palate with good acidity and soft, well-integrated tannins. Silky, pleasant and aromatic mouthfeel and a lingering finish with hints of balsam and fine woods.