Bodegas Burgo Viejo

Six families of farmers founded Bodegas Burgo Viejo in 1987 (with the next generation coming onboard, it is now sixteen families working together). Burgo Viejo´s main asset has always been the exquisite winemaking process of grapes collected from its own vineyards throughout the years, back to the times when they were just a wine cellar selling in bulk (they started as a cooperative in the 1950's). Young Gorka Etxebarria is the leading winemaker and has been working with Burgo Viejo since December 2003.

The vineyards measure 200 hectares – 494 acres – (90% tinto, 5% rosado, 5% blanco) and spread throughout the municipality of Alfaro, La Rioja, Spain at the foothills of Yerga Mountain, on the banks of the fertile Ebro Valley. This area offers a huge diversity of soils and microclimates where the grape varietals, Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Garnacha, Carignan, Graciano and Viura grow to become Burgo Viejo wines.
Most of the vines are 30 years old. Some Garnacha are over 90 years old and some young organic Graciano have been planted. The types of oak used are 90% American and 10% French.

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Burgo Viejo Crianza 2016
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 “A tight red with a dense palate of dark berries and chocolate. Full and reserved, yet polished and energetic.”  Tim Atkin 91 "Well priced and very appealing, this is part of a line up of really enjoyable, harmoniously oaked wines from Burgo Viejo, made from Tempranillo and 5%
Item Number: 32752
Case: $119.40

Burgo Viejo Crianza 2015
90  Decanter 
Decanter 90 "Aromas of ripe dark berries and cherries with notes of sweet spices. Attractive volume and texture on the palate, plus a long and pleasant finish."  Vinous Media 89 "(aged for a year in new and used American oak barrels) Brilliant ruby. Smoke-accented red fruit, floral and coconut

Burgo Viejo Crianza 2014
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Deep ruby. Aromas of cherry pit, licorice and vanilla, along with a smoky nuance in the background. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering oak-accented bitter cherry and cassis flavors that become livelier with aeration. A floral note appears on the long, smoke-tinged finish,

Burgo Viejo Crianza 2012
90  Wine Spectator 
Vinous 90 "Vivid ruby. High-pitched red berry and floral scents are complemented by vanilla and woodsmoke. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen on the back half. In an energetic style, with strong closing punch and supple tannins adding grip." 

Burgo Viejo Crianza 2010
90  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 90 "(90% tempranillo and 10% graciano; aged for a year in American oak): Bright ruby-red. Fragrant aromas of cherry, pipe tobacco and vanilla, with a smoky overtone. Smoky and sweet on the palate, offering broad dark fruit flavors and a touch of coconut. Finishes juicy and