VINEGROWING: The grapes for Cerro Añon Crianza mostly come from our
vineyards in Rioja Alavesa, even if we also include some from
Rioja Alta. Average age for vines is around 20 years and the
main soil pattern in our vineyards is the well-known
limestone/clay mix to be found in most of Northwest Rioja.
Approximately, the mix of grapes for Cerro Añón Crianza is
85% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano.
Harvests took place in mid-September with a completely
healthy fruit and a point of ripeness level unprecedented at
that time of year.
WINEMAKING: Maceration time was 15-16 days with daily pumping over in
stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 27ºC
One third of the wine went through malolactic fermentation
in new 225-litre French and American oak casks, while the
remaining two thirds did their malolactic in concrete tanks.