Cortijo Tinto

Cortijo means 'cottage' or 'shack,' a reference to the fact that shacks, often times, make great wine. The estate-owned vineyards are located in the towns of Najera, within the Rioja Alta, at approximately 630 meters (2,067 ft.) elevation. The average temperature from April-October is 61.5ºF with 18.3 inches of yearly rainfall.

The Philosophy of Cortijo is very simple yet very effective: to make better wine, you need to harvest better grapes. Cortijo improves the quality of its wines by doing a better work in the vineyards, the place where the grapes come from. Cortijo is made with estate own grapes. The goal with Cortijo is to show a pure, youthful expression of Rioja Alta.

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Cortijo III Tempranillo 2016
90  James Suckling 
A pure, bright expression of estate-grown fruit from Rioja Alta. The emphasis is in the fruit flavors and not the oak. In the words of Robert M. Parker, JR. "I cannot think of another Rioja at this price level that offers this much character and fruit". Cortijo means cottage or shack, a reference
Item Number: 30543
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Cortijo III Tempranillo 2015
" A light ruby color with intense red berry fruit aromas and chocolate notes. Sour cherries in the mouth with lively acidity. An irresistible, all purpose wine that is spicy, juicy, balanced and ready to drink."  Cortijo Tinto is a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha fermented in stainless

Cortijo III Tinto 1.5L
"I cannot think of another Rioja at this price level that offers this much character and fruit" were the words of Robert M. Parker Jr. when writing about Cortijo. Rioja is Spain's most prestigious wine region and for younger or neophyte wine drinkers who want to learn more about this magical,

Cortijo III Tinto 2013 1.5L
Wine Information: -100% Tempranillo  -Estate owned grapes  -After harvest, pre-fermentation “cold soak” for five days at 45°F  -Wine is aged for 5-6 months in 3 year old oak barrels  -There are 15 vineyard parcels that go into the making this tinto from two towns Briones & Arenzana  -The town

Cortijo III Tinto 2012 1.5L
88  Wine Advocate 
Stephen Tanzer 89 "(100% tempranillo; fermented in stainless steel followed by two months in small French oak barrels): Vivid ruby. Jammy red fruit scents show good ripeness and energy, with a peppery nuance adding lift. Smooth, sweet and accessible, offering primary raspberry and cherry flavors

Cortijo III Tempranillo 2014
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" A light ruby color with intense red berry fruit aromas and chocolate notes. Sour cherries in the mouth with lively acidity. An irresistible, all purpose wine that is spicy, juicy, balanced and ready to drink. Cortijo Tinto is a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha fermented in stainless

Cortijo III Tinto 2011 1.5L
80  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 89 "80% tempranillo and 20% garnacha) Bright red fruits and flowers on the nose, along with deeper notes of black tea and licorice. Silky in texture, with good mineral spine to the spicy red- and blackcurrant flavors. A bitter cherry note comes up with air and carries through the

Cortijo III Tinto 2006 1.5L
89  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 89"Light purple. Spicy cherry and dried berry aromas are complicated by fresh flowers and dark chocolate. Focused and firm, with bitter cherry and anise flavors and good grip on the end. Grown-up for this price point."

Cortijo III Tinto 2006
89  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 89"Light purple. Spicy cherry and dried berry aromas are complicated by fresh flowers and dark chocolate. Focused and firm, with bitter cherry and anise flavors and good grip on the end. Grown-up for this price point."