Wine Gomez Cruzado, Blanco, Rioja DOC, 2015
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Reviews of purchase Gomez Cruzado, Blanco, Rioja DOC, 2015
Wine of pure, bright golden color.
Smooth, with a beautiful creamy texture, the taste of the wine opens with noticeable lemon notes and subtle hints of oak. Pure fruit shades are framed by nuances of fennel and spices in a dry, crunchy aftertaste.
Intensive, but gentle fragrance is filled with shades of white flowers and fruits. Expressive notes of freshly cut grass are complemented by pure mineral accents and soft nuances of butter.
The wine is especially well combined with snacks, ham, hard cheeses. It is also recommended fried poultry, pork, fish, stew.
The wine of Gomez Cruzado, Blanco, Rioja DOC boasts a favorable response from The Wine Advocate, which called it "elegant and balanced, incredibly tasty and easy to drink . " The talented duo of David Gonzalez and Juan Antonio Leza selected for his production the technology of fermentation and aging in French oak barrels to give the cream character fresh, citrus shades. The tree is intended only for creating a texture, and not for influencing the bouquet, since notes of a fresh apple and pears burst from the glass under the pressure of tones of lime.
Grapes occur from a site located at high altitude on alluvial soils with a deep limestone layer covered with pebbles. Here, low yields are practiced with minimal tillage. Grapes collected in boxes are sorted at the winery. With light pressing, 50% of the bunches do not separate from the crests. This practice is used in Burgundy wines, where the character of the terroir dominates the varietal characteristics. Alcoholic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks at a constant temperature of 16 ° C. Then half the wine is aged for 5 months in French oak barrels, half - in concrete tanks.
The beginning of the history of the Gomez Cruzado winemaking industry is considered to be the year 1886, when a Mexican nobleman, Gomez de Artecha, Duke of Moktezuma de Tulentgo, began active wine production here. In 1916, the distillery was sold to the family of Gómez Cruzado, a native of Rioja, under whose name even today wines are produced. During the 20th century, several investors tried to revive the business, until in 2004 it was bought by the Mexican Banos family. Until then, wines were almost unknown in the markets and were available mainly only in Mexico. Therefore, it's not even clear how Gomez Cruzado was able to survive this difficult period without becoming a part of larger neighboring producers. Nevertheless, today the project really causes interest.
The winemaker, David Gonzalez, and the wine merchant, Juan Antonio Leza, took up the job, starting work as consultants first, and then becoming partners and managers. They brought fresh breath into the assortment of Gomez Cruzado wines. The equipment has been restored and modernized, so the winery looks completely new. Today Gomez Cruzado produces the most daring and modern wines of the exquisite Rioja region.