Campo Viejo, the world’s No.1 Rioja wine brand, is pushing the boundaries of traditional Rioja winemaking with the launch of Campo Viejo Winemaker’s Art – an innovative, premium expression of Rioja that celebrates the artistry of the winemaker.
Campo Viejo Winemaker’s Art draws on the creativity of Campo Viejo Chief Winemaker Elena Adell, who with each vintage is given complete freedom to craft a unique new Rioja wine that best represents her passion for winemaking, and reflects the characteristics of that vintage.
Launching with the excellent 2011 vintage, the inaugural Winemaker’s Art release is crafted from highly-concentrated, 100% Tempranillo grapes sourced exclusively from cooler-climate, high-altitude vineyards in the renowned grape-growing region of Rioja Alta. The wine is then matured for 18 months in 70% American and 30% French oak barrels, which were specifically selected by Elena to preserve maximum fruit character, while lending the wine subtle notes of spice and contributing to the development of smooth, silky tannins.
The result is a contemporary style of Rioja that reflects the unique terroir of the region’s northerly vineyards, as well as the winemaker’s expertise in working with Tempranillo.
Chief Winemaker Elena Adell said: “I wanted to create an authentic Rioja, a unique Campo Viejo wine – and I have enjoyed total freedom of expression in doing so.
“In many ways the vocation of the winemaker is not dissimilar to that of the artist. For me, the vineyards of Rioja are my natural canvas, and Tempranillo is the key component of my palette.”
Campo Viejo Winemaker’s Art 2011 is a rich, vibrant and expressive wine with beautiful aromatics, generous red and dark fruit flavours, balanced acidity, and a clean, layered finish.
Campo Viejo Winemaker’s Art 2011 will be available from mid-May 2015 exclusive to World Duty Free Group in the UK and Spain, at an RSP of £9.99 and €12.99 respectively.
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