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Medievo Crianza 2016/17


  • Country: Spain
  • Region: DOCa Rioja
  • Grape: 80% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 5% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Awards/Accolades: 89 Points; Decanter Magazine March 2020, Recommened in Decanter Magazine: Affordable Riojas £10 - £20

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Tasting Notes

Medievo Crianza has an inviting ripe berry and light vanilla aromas. It has generous blackberry, cherry and strawberry fruit flavours, combined with an elegant and smooth structure. A well-balanced, savoury and attractive Crianze with well-polished tannins, good length and wide appeal. Medievo Crianza definitely hits the spot at this price point.

We were pleased to see that a Decanter Panel rated this wine very well in a recent Tasting of “Affordable Red Rioja £10 – £20”; It scored 89 points (1 point below Highly Recommended. you can see how they judged it below. This wine has been aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels and should be drinking well through to 2022.

“A fruit bowl of strawberries, plums and redcurrants with a savoury edge and a generous finish.”  Decanter March 2020 “Affordable Riojas £10 – £20

Established in 2001 by a group of four quality-driven winegrower families, headed by the experienced and talented winemaker Santiago Garde. Bodegas del Medievo is an exciting, innovative winery in Aldeanueva de Ebro 50km South of Logroño, just in Rioja Oriental. They have 200 hectares of vineyards which are situated on the fringes of Mount Yerga, 600 metres above sea level. The climate is warmer than the Northern parts of of La Rioja; the Rioja Oriental is often described as Mediterranean.  However, the altitude of Bodegas del Medievo provides optimal conditions for the cultivation of healthy grapes which provide great intensity of colour, producing modern, fruity wines that also capture the Rioja finesse.

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.

About the Vintage

2016 was the largest harvest since 2005. There was Good quality overall and the wines are well-balanced and approachable with good freshness. Some classic Riojas can be found from this vintage.


Food match: Grilled meats (especially lamb); cheeses and mediterranean style vegetarian dishes.