Eye: Is bright and deep with a ruby-red colour and a golden rim.
Nose: A great balance between cherries, black plums, ripe blackberries and the clean nuances coming from the wood (clove, pepper, vanilla and coconut). The 18 months in the bottle cellar further develop the aromas.
Palate: It is smooth and balanced with a full, elegant feel and a long, lingering finish.
The grape varieties are 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo which are fermented in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of around 28ºC. Maceration with skins occurs for approximately 20 days following 18 months in American and French-oak casks (50%).
About the Winery
Undoubtedly one of the best wineries in the world, Bodegas Campo Viejo is located right in the heart of La Rioja. They were the first Spanish winery to certify their carbon footprint to the ISO-14064 standard and for over 10 years, Campo Viejo live by their Environment and Sustainability programme.
Looking around the winery you will see the beautiful rolling landscapes, dotted with medieval hamlets and exquisite vineyards. It is protected by the mountains, to the North are the Cantabrian mountains and to the south are the Sierra de la Demanda, both of which block the region from harsh winds. The vineyard is nourished by the Ebro river, La Rioja’s location plays a huge in creating the perfect conditions for growing grapes.
Campo Viejo’s dedication to authentic Rioja wine-making, alongside the most advanced wine-making techniques available, has allowed the winery to create modern twists on traditional methods allowing them to deliver progressive styles of Rioja that appeal to today’s discerning palates.
In short Campo Viejo is:
Generous: As the people of Spain, we are warm, inclusive and sociable.
Authentic: Rooted in the tradition of Rioja, Campo Viejo values honesty, integrity and the genuine.
Vibrant: Colourful, passionate and vivid.