Bodegas Urbina is a small, traditional family-owned Rioja wine estate which since 1976 has aged and bottled all its own wines, rather than selling grapes to other wine producer. The vineyards are cultivated using traditional methods, all fertilizer used is organic, little, or no, weed killers or pesticides are used, and harvesting is by hand. Urbina Crianza is 95% Tempranillo, from 20 year old vines, and 5% Graciano and Mazuelo. It spent 12 months in American oak casks and a minimum of more than 6 months in bottle before release.
The wine now is drinking beautifully. The welcoming nose shows a hint of subtle wood. It's long, warm and well balanced, with gentle tannins. A perfect example of a good value Rioja.
Urbina Crianza Rioja, Bodegas Urbina 2012
Vintage : 2011
Bottle Size: 75cl
Grape : Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo