Rioja Alavesa 'letras minúsculas'

  • Bodegas Tierra - Creaciones Exeo
  • Rioja, Spain

Method & Production

The wine is produced with grapes from plots: Laguilera, Iscorta and La Rueda, they are carefully selected and picked by hand. The three varieties are vinified separately. The tempranillo goes through a cold maceration for two days in stainless steel vats where it stays through alcoholic fermentation, then the wine is transferred to 2 year old French oak barrels to go through malolactic fermentation and age for about 8 months. For the Graciano and Garnacha fermentation and aging occurs in concrete vats. 

Tasting notes

Deep red cherry color. The nose is intense, dominated by red fruits from the Garnacha along with raspberry and black licorice from the Tempranillo. Letras Minúsculas is a powerful and complex wine, an explosion of fruit which offers soft tannins, yet firm enough to provide the wine with a good structure. The oak component is subtle and well integrated.

90 points - Tim Adkin MW, Best of Rioja 2021 Report

Food matching

Works brilliantly with bbq.