Erial red wine that is made from the Tinta Fino or Tempranillo grape variety (100%) by Bodegas Epifanio Rivera. This wine is produced in the Ribera del Duero denomination of origin where its strains grow in controlled vineyards. Likewise, Erial is a wine that perfectly reflects the essence of this land of Ribera del Duero. Also, Erial stands out for its excellent value for money. Since, on the one hand, it has great quality in its category of Crianza red wine and, on the other, the price is not excessive.
Erial Crianza elaboration process
For the elaboration of the Erial wine, work is carried out throughout the year on the Tempranillo vineyards. These vineyards are distributed in different own plots in the surroundings of Pesquera de Duero (Valladolid - Ribera del Duero), some of them highly recognized in the area. Centennial vines that produce excellent quality Tempranillo grapes are cared for here, such as those used to make Erial Crianza or Erial TF.
The harvest begins when the grapes are at their optimum ripening point (normally in October). Later, when the grapes arrive at the winery, a selection process begins where the best ones are chosen for the production of Erial wines. Afterwards, the grape must is fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature, forming the Erial wine itself. And finally, this wine is transferred to French and American oak barrels where it is raised or aged for 12 months.
As a result, the 12-month Erial or Erial Crianza wine is produced, which is marketed in subsequent months once bottled. Certainly, Erial is a wine with an excellent value for money whose demand is usually higher than production almost always.
Erial Crianza tasting note
Erial Crianza has a very intense ruby red color. Ripe black fruit, black liquorice and mineral hints stand out on the nose with creamy and smoky tones from the oak and a spicy finish. On the palate it is structured, with friendly and well-melted tannins, fleshy and concentrated fruit, very tasty, balanced and with a refreshing sensation due to good acidity.