Calderona Crianza 2008
12 months in French & American oak barrels
88 points Guia Peñin, Gold Medal Bacchus 2012, Gold Medal Wein Premierung Switzerland, 90 Points Parker with Vintage 2005
Spain Wine Collection
Yet another example of increasing quality in Cigales, Calderona offers not only bright fruit with nearly raspberry compote notes, but tobacco, lavender and other savory and floral notes. The wine finishes with cherry notes and black pepper. Drink soon or in the next few years.
The cherry-red wine with purple hues in the thin layer is bright and clear with good depth. Complex and elegant aromas, with hints of good aging in American oak and a fruity background are followed by a mouth full of flavor and good body. The tannins and strong backbone continue to highlight the cask aging.
About the Winery
Bodegas Frutos Villar started the wine business in the 1900, and the first wine cellar was founded in Toro in 1920, now the oldest existing one in this DO. In 1957, we founded a second winery in Cigales; together with the Cigales cooperative, we are the oldest in this area. Our main production in Cigales is rosé wine based on Tempranillo; this year the wine was selected the best rosé wine from Spain by the Consumers Organization, which encourages our goal to achieve the greatest standards for our wines.