Legaris Crianza

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At Legaris, wines are made with calm, and we'd like you to enjoy them in the same way, without rushing.  Legaris Crianza is a red wine made with Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which, after twelve months of ageing in French and American oak barrels, shows an elegance and long finish that make it ideal for pairing with pulse dishes and meat stews.  It is no surprise that the wine critic James Suckling has given 91 points to the last two vintages of this magnificent Ribera del Duero.

Awards

vintage 2018
vintage 2017
vintage 2016
vintage 2015
vintage 2013
vintage 2012
vintage 2011
vintage 2010
vintage 2009
vintage 2007
vintage 2006
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vintage 2004
2021
90 points
Guía Peñín
Jorge Bombín
Legaris Oenologist
Castile piglet, stews, meat casseroles and semi-cured cheeses.
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Very intense picota cherry red with violet hues.

Nose

Aromas of ripe black fruit on the nose plus milky notes well blended with the toasty and spiced nuances from aging in barrels.

Palate

A broad, warm mouthfeel with a long finish and good cellaring potential.

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Varieties and Analysis

Tempranillo

Varietal

14.5%

Alcohol volume (%)

D.O. Ribera del Duero

D.O.

Red wine

Product

The Winery

Legaris is one of the D.O. Ribera del Duero's flagship wineries.  An innovative winery, it offers boutique, artisan wines made in a modern way.  Legaris lies in a privileged location, enjoying the D.O. Ribera del Duero's unique and exclusive climate.  The origin of its wines, the great wealth and variety of its soils, high quality raw materials and very careful winemaking combine to ensure that the wines from Legaris express and extol the unique character of the area. 

Elaboration - Vinification

The grapes as quickly taken to the winery to ensure their qualities are preserved.

The grapes as quickly taken to the winery to ensure their qualities are preserved. The clusters are destemmed and the whole grapes taken to stainless steel tank, where they are vinified separately by provenance. We subject the grapes to a cold soak at 10 °C for 3-4 days in order to extract aromas and colour and then allow the temperature to gradually rise. Alcoholic fermentation is allowed to start spontaneously and the grapes’ own yeasts are used to express the typicity of the different terroirs. Fermentation temperatures range from 26 to 28 °C. The wine is devatted 14-16 days after vatting on average. Average barrel ageing is 12 months in bordelais barrels, 50% of which are French fine-grained oak and 50% American oak, in both cases, using 20% new barrels. In order to increase the complexity of our Legaris Crianza, the final blend of this vintage includes wines aged in barrels from 22 different coopers. This wine has been vinified employing natural methods without cold stabilisation so some sediment may appear in the bottle.

Vineyard - Viticulture

Legaris Crianza express the singularity and complexity of Ribera del Duero.

The grape varieties used to make this wine were 90% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. In our Legaris Crianza we want to express the singularity and complexity of Ribera del Duero.
To this purpose, we have selected different vineyards in several areas:
- Pesquera de Duero, Valbuena de Duero, Manzanillo, Mélida and Peñafiel in the province of Valladolid, at altitudes between 750 and 880 metres above sea level, where lighter soils prevail, giving rise to more aromatic wines.
- Roa, La Horra, Hontoria de Valdearados, Valdeande, Villalbilla de Gumiel, Fuentenebro, Boada de Roa, Moradillo of Roa, Olmedillo de Roa in the province of Burgos, at altitudes between 810 and 970 metres above sea level, where the soils are clay-limestone, giving our wines structure and power. We also have estate-owned vineyards (93 ha) in Curiel de Duero (Valladolid) and San Martín de Rubiales (Burgos).

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