Vina Olagosa Rioja Crianza

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Vina Olagosa Rioja Crianza


  • Designation: DOCA
  • Producer: Bodegas Perica
  • Year: 2015
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Grape: 90%Tempranillo 5%Garnacha 5%Mazuelo
  • Region: Rioja
  • Size: 75cl


Refreshing berry notes, nuanced spice and a mellow, smooth, charming finish.

Food Match: Best with grilled oily fish, grilled meats.

Delightful garnet colour with orange tinge, powerful vanilla aroma.  For the most Rioja Crianza retains a light style, good oak, nice toasty nose, fruit.

Now you don’t need a lot of historical guff to know how popular Rioja is, or really why it is. It is a comfortable friend on a list, we feel happy knowing we’ll get something reliable from it, and have done for years really. Old Hugh Johnson was saying it in 1965, reliable, nice fruit, lot of flavour, gentle oak, approachable. And this is not artificial, it’s been like this for years. In red wines at least.

Double reason for this from our hazy memory. 1. Rioja vineyards planted in 1850s by wealthy merchants/industrialists from the Basque region, which is just over a mountain range from Rioja to the coast. They wanted fragrant reds (yes reds) to serve light and chilled with the fish and meats they ate. 2. At the same time French merchants began to look across the border when Phylloxera struck their vines.

There was a cross fertilisation of knowledge but it meant that the Crianza style we have today is very much the wedding of Tempranillo reds wanted by the Basques with a lick of oak ageing learnt from the French. Of course oak came to predominate in all Spanish red wines, but here it is gentle to start with. This is to simplify and not all wineries did the same things but it does to get our bearings.


From the Producer’s website:

A winery with its own character

In our land nothing describes better than a nickname.  In someone’s nickname is where you find the strength, character and sense of identity of each family member.  That’s why our warehouse could not be called other than “Perica”: the nickname that David Garcia has worn with pride for years.  It defines a way to view life based on the effort, attention to detail and respect and love of the wine heritage of this land. These are the virtues that have driven our winery during the last half century to go from being a hold of a local to an international company.

The quality of our soil and the perfect acclimatization of different grape varieties are the reasons why the Rioja Alta is regarded as an indisputable international level for all great wines lovers.  Our vineyards, all located in this part of the province, provide a unique raw material with which to create our award winning wines.


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