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Carravacas de Primicia Rioja 2018

Rioja DOCa

Savour oodles of lavish berry fruit in this juicy Rioja from a refined vintage. It’s from Primicia, a bodega that we've championed for over a decade and loved by customers. Enjoy here their fruity, toasty oak, modern Rioja from a lovely ripe vintage.

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Tasting notes

Supple ripe raspberry and spiced plum with toasty oak

Aroma

Cocoa, vanilla, spices and red berries

Carravacas de Primicia Rioja 2018

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  • 14.0% ABV
  • 10.5 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2021

Classic Rioja with all that moreish, silky, ripe berry fruit tempered by toasty spice. No wonder Spanish expert John Radford listed Primicia among his top 20 Rioja bodegas. It’s a family estate, founded by three brothers, and has over the years won many awards. This 2018 is made largely from strawberry scented Tempranillo, with a dash of velvety, perfumed Mazuelo adding depth and savoury notes. For extra complexity, winemaker Iker Madrid matured half the wine in new oak barrels for four months, allowing it to pick up hints of vanilla and toasty spice, while letting plenty of exuberant, youthful, fruit character shine through. A delight on its own, this wine is spot on with garlic chicken, lamb chops with rosemary or a selection of tapas.

"We love this wine. It takes us back to our days in Spain, sitting in the sun. A real winner" Online Review, 5 Stars
For the 2016 vintage
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