Bodega Hiriart, situated in the D.O. of Cigales, the D.O. with the biggest percentage of old vineyards, takes great care of its vineyards to obtain the best quality of grape. The construction of the winery dates back to 1750 when they manually excavated the vaults which still remain today. Hiriart profits from excellent environment conditions (soil, altitude and climate) to make its wines Hiriart Roble and Hiriart Lágrima.
Tinta del País (tempranillo), Garnacha, Verdejo
The ‘prime material’ is the free run juice of the 1st quality grapes. Cold pre-fermentation maceration is used for the extraction of aromas and polyphenols.
The mix of varieties support a great aromatic sensation and the sole use of free-run juice is key to the high quality of this wine.
Appearance: Attractive and intense raspberry pink.
Nose: Very fruity and clean with notes of strawberry and cherry with an underlying base of aromatic herbals.
Palate: Pleasantly soft, meaty and wide. Red fruits with a lively acidity that is refreshing and prolonging the after taste.
Coolest Pink Wine Label 2012: VinoPress (NL/BE)
Berliner Wine Trophy 2012: Silver Medal
Bacchus 2012: Silver Medal
Guía Peñín 2012: 90 Points
Guía Peñín 2012: 5***** (price/quality-ratio)
IWC London 2012: Bronze Medal
IWC London 2011: Commended Wine
Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2012: Silver Medal
Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2011: Silver Medal
Summer Wines Germany: 3***
Tinta del País (tempranillo)
Cold pre-fermentation maceration is used, for the ideal extraction of aromas and to stabilize the polyphenols.
The limited barrel ageing for this wine is only to support the fruit character of the variety. 4 months in used barrels of 225 LTR. of French Oak, American Oak and Central European Oak. Al least 2 months of bottle ageing is needed to let the wine ‘merry’; to become round in aromas and mouth feel.
Appearance: Deep cherry red with a purple shade and cardinal hints.
Nose: Complex with aromas of red forest fruit twinned with cinnamon, bell pepper and mild toasted Wood.
Palate: Mouth filling, tasteful, meaty with a lot of fruit. A tempting bitterness and compensated acidity. A balanced wine, sensually passing the receptors of the mouth and a long aftertaste.
Guía Peñín: 89 Points
Guía Peñín: 5***** (price/quality-ratio)
Los Premios Calidad Cigales:
Best Young Red Wine