lunes, 28 de enero de 2013

Rioja Wine Urbina Crianza 2006 "Silver medal in The Decanter World Wine Awards"


A few days before the start of the London 2012 Olympics, Urbina Crianza 2006 obtained the silver medal in the Decanter World Wine Awards in London, complexity and elegance seduced the jury selected by the most prestigious publication in wine industry, Urbina Best Seller Crianza 2006 was exhibited at the London International Wine Fair 2012 on May 22, 23 and 24th during which Decanter handed over the medals and certificates of such prestigious recognition.

The silver medal obtained by Urbina wine Crianza 2006 in the prestigious competition “Decanter World Wine Awards” is a international recognition for the wines of Rioja and Spain, given the high quality level of wines from around the world recognized with this award and to the carefully selected tasting panel made up by the largest number of professionals in this type of event, including many Masters of Wine who carefully evaluated all wines.

This award-winning wine noted for its cherry red color. The nose has aromas of red fruits that remind us of a particular form of cherry jam and red raspberry. All this is complemented fruity aroma with hints of licorice that unfold subtly. In the mouth staged balance and subtlety. Remarkable persistence and good taste, inviting salivate. Good acidity that makes sense long life. Outlining aftertaste of red fruits jam, sliding sensations of fine oak.

The 2006 vintage is marked by balance and elegance. The year 2006 was wet, especially during the autumn-winter of 2005, producing an excellent germination and fruit set. Then came a stormy summer with good vegetative expression, cool and dry August with a warm September 1. The result has been a very good year with perfect maturation.

Urbina’s Crianza 2006 red wine, very special and very personal characteristics, made from 95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano Mazuelo, from grapes from vineyards up to 30 years old, located in clay-earthy soils in the municipality of Cuzcurrita In the upper top of the Rioja Highlands.

Prepared by spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks with temperature control. The maceration lasts for 15 to 20 days, during which continual and daily work and pumping over, allows maximum contact of must with the skins, in order for the wine to define its own personality. Aged for 12 months in American oak barrels of 225 liters.

Definitely elegant and smooth easy to drink very pleasant and long aftertaste experience.


Bodegas Urbina is a small, traditional and family-owned Rioja wine estate. This single estate is located in Cuzcurrita de Rio Tiron on the north-western boundary of DOC Rioja.

Urbina has 75 hectares of vineyards at two main vineyard sites - the first site is at Cuzcurrita de Rio Tiron, an area well-known for producing Riojas capable of ageing for many years ideal for Gran Reservas. The other vineyards are located at Uruñuela, in the heart of the Rioja DOC, which consistently produces wines of great quality and body.

Four generations of the Urbina family had dedicated themselves to producing Rioja wines and, following in his father’s footsteps, Pedro Urbina is the current wine-maker. In 1976 the family took the decision to bottle and age all the wine made themselves, rather than selling grapes to other wine producers, and the single estate Urbina Rioja wines were created. Since then Urbina has gone from strength to strength.

A new winery was designed and built by the Urbina family at Cuzcurrita in 1986 and there has been a large investment in modern equipment, stainless steel tanks and a bottling plant.

Bodegas Urbina produces 300,000 bottles of red Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva and 50,000 bottles of white and rosé wine, all made from grapes sourced from their own vineyards. The vineyards are cultivated using traditional methods, harvesting is by hand and there is little, or no, use of weed killers and pesticides. Additionally all fertilizer used is organic. Only local / indigenous yeasts are used in the wine-making process which help to give Urbina wines their unique personality.

Bodegas Urbina
Visits, Wine Tourism, Guided Wine Tastings
C/ Campillo 33-35 
26214 Cuzcurrita de Río Tirón – La Rioja
Tel. 647 643 651

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