Gomez Cruzado Cuvée Especial Red Reserva 2013

Month's Selection February 2021

£ 69.90

(price per bottle £11.65)

General information

A Rioja Reserva from a boutique winery with 33% discount

Gómez Cruzado Cuvée Especial Reserva 2013 is an outstanding red wine made exclusively for Vinoselección members by Gómez Cruzado, a winery that belongs to the small group of century-old Rioja wineries. The club is proud to be able to offer you this blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha which is nicely rounded with good acidity and silky-smooth tannins.

Gómez Cruzado Cuvée Especial Reserva 2013 is a superb red along the same lines of the Rioja Reservas that have earned this winemaking region of Spain its excellent reputation. It’s made from Tempranillo (Spain’s star variety) and Garnacha grapes grown in vineyards more than 30 years whose soils are a mixture of alluvial (which afford the grapes ripeness and elegance) and calcareous-clay (which add extra structure and silkiness).

The production and ageing process of Gómez Cruzado Cuvée Especial Reserva 2013 was designed to guarantee full respect for the personality of the grapes and the character of each vineyard’s terroir. The grapes were picked by hand and sorted before entering the winery to ensure that only the best went into making this very special Reserva. It was further enhanced by an 18-month stint in American and French oak barrels followed by a year in the bottle rack.

This wine has a clean, bright appearance and a gorgeous ruby-red colour. Very intense nose with noticeable aromas from ageing: spices, cocoa and orange peel. It still preserves its varietal aromas: black fruit and candied fruit. Nicely rounded palate, easy to drink with good acidity, velvety tannins and a fruity finish.

If you adore Rioja wines or are simply looking for a red Rioja that’s good value for money, now’s your chance. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy this sensational Rioja Reserva at home for an unbeatable price. Uncork it for a thoroughly enjoyable Rioja experience.

General Characteristics

Wine style: Red Reserva

Winery: Bodegas y Viñedos Gomez Cruzado

Wine Region: D.O.Ca. Rioja

Grape varieties: 20% Garnacha Tinta 80% Tempranillo

Barrel type: Bordeaux: 50% American oak and 50% new and two-year-old French oak

Alcohol content: 14,5% vol.

PH 3,7

Residual sugar: 1,7 g/l

Time in Barrel 18 months

Best before: till 2025.

Serving Temperature: at 16-17ºC.