Lamatum Crianza 2012, Ribera del Duero

The Ribera del Duero is one of my favourite goto wines when we visit a friends villa in southern Spain on our holidays. This bottle that we found in Majestic wines is holiday in a glass.

This Lamatum Crianza 2012, Ribera del Dueroa on offer at £7.99 from its worth buying a bottle or two just for the memories.

The Ribera del Duero is located on the extensive, elevated northern plateau of the Iberian Peninsula. It occupies the southern plains of the province of Burgos, extends west into Valladolid and includes parts of Segovia and Soria provinces to the south and east, respectively

The region is characterised by a largely flat, rocky terrain and is centred on the town of Aranda de Duero. The Ribera del Duero has moderate to low rainfall (450 mm per year) and is exposed to quite extreme climatic conditions; long, dry summers with temperatures of up to 40 °C are followed by hard winters during which temperatures may fall as low as -18 °C. There are also marked variations in temperature within each season. The climate is continental and Mediterranean, with more than 2,400 hours of annual sunlight.

This Lamatum Crianza 2012, Ribera del Duero commes from plots of old vines, located 8-900m above sea level, in the continental climate of the central Riberal del Duero region. 15 months in French oak creates the mellow and approachable Crianza Style.

Its taste is of Dark cherry red with vivid garnet hues. The aromas of sweet-savoury red fruit are nicely balanced by vanilla and clove notes. The mouthfeel is polished and elegant, with medium length.

Colour: Red
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Grape: Tempranillo
Country: Spain

Body: Medium Bodied

It says its best Served with slow-roasted lamb shanks or rabbit casserole but we just enjoy it on its own or with Tapas.

You can buy this wine from Majestic Wines here.

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