Almaraz Tempranillo from Bodegas del Medievo in Rioja, was one of our most popular new wines over the last couple of years. An appealing, soft and very lightly oaked Rioja. It has berry fruit aromas coupled with a touch of vanilla oak and a juicy berry fruit, spicy palate.
Made from 90% young tempranillo grapes from the 2017 vintage and 10% of tempranillo grapes from Medievo Crianza 2016, the latter have spent 12 months in oak barrels. This gives us the best of both worlds! A wine that is fresh, but has a touch of elegance and appeal of a more developed wine.
Established in 2001, Bodegas del Medievo is an exciting, innovative winery in Aldeanueva de Ebro 50km South of Logrono, just in Rioja Baja. The Rioja Baja has more of a mediterranean climate, as compared with Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa, but as the vineyards of Bodegas Medievo are situated at 600 metres the climate is favourable for a range of grapes from Tempranillo to Graciano, as well as Garnacha which is widely grown in Rioja Baja.
The vineyards are situated on the fringes of Mount Yerga, 600 metres above sea level which provides optimal conditions for the cultivation of healthy grapes. Joseba and Santiago, viticulturist and winemaker respectively set up this Bodega to produced high quality wines that offer great value. From their young wines like Almaraz through to Tuerce Botas Graciano Crianza, their wines have the hallmark of quality throughout.