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.
The straight Rioja Tempranillo is fermented and aged in stainless steel, with no carbonic maceration, which is the usual method, used for Rioja jovens. This organic wine is made from exactly the same fruit that goes into the Crianza. Paco was reluctant to make this wine as he only wants to make oak aged wines but we asked him very nicely!
The Olivans aim here is to show Tempranillo without any oak influence in all its juicy glory. This is as serious as unoaked Rioja gets, quite full bodied, nice tannic bite but juicy nonetheless.
A bright crimson in the glass. The nose is redolent of redcurrant, cherry and blueberry aromas with a touch of pepper. The palate is intense and juicy with flavours of creamy red fruits. Great acidity and a lingering finish makes this a great food wine as well as a weekday pleasure of course!