Hacienda Grimon is run by the Olivans, a family with a long winemaking tradition in Rioja. Grimon was established by Paco Grimon, who runs the bodega, and his brother Eliseo, who takes care of the viticulture. Their 25 hectares of vineyards are based in the Valle de Jubera, a secluded and little known corner of Rioja Alta with a great viticultural history. Viticulture is organic; although not certified, there is no use of herbicides and pesticides, and sheep manure is used as fertiliser.
From hand harvesting in their vineyards, great care is taken to provide the healthiest grapes of the highest quality in the winery and nearly all the wines will experience extended ageing. 16 month ageing in barrels of French and American oak results in an aromatic, elegant and balanced wine.
Soft attack with fragile astringency and a lightly toasted flavour, with predominance of notes of ripe fruit. Warm and slightly balsamic finish with sweet notes. Live garnet colour with good depth and slightly open edges, with cherry red tones and sparkling ruby.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“This Crianza is a rigorous selection of grapes from 3 different vineyard parcels on the estate, all wines produced are from their own grapes which is a rarity in Rioja. The quality of the fruit shows in a classy and elegant Rioja.”