SUZZANE expresses perfectly the characteristics that Garnacha offers us in Riojan soils. Moreover does it reflect the respect we have for the old vineyards of the region.
DOCa Rioja. A vineyard of 3ha located in Cárdenas (Rioja Alta) at 580 metres altitude, dating back to 1903. It has an iron-rich clay soil with over 10% of rocks and gives low yields of 2000 kg per hectare. The various parcels this vineyard is comprised of show small differences which add to the complexity of the wine.
Fermentation takes place in 500 litre used French oak barrels and concrete egg, using indigenous yeasts. The wine ages for approximately 12 months in 500 litre French oak barrels and concrete egg.
Suzzane is a very elegant wine. The seductive velvet texture is balanced by juicy acidity and softly gripping tannins. Aroma ́s of black berry and black cherry, sweet spicy flavours such as cinnamon and cacao, tobacco and floral notes (violet, lavender). All leading to a concentrated and complex aftertaste.
What ́s in a name
Suzzane refers to Leonard Cohen ́s song Suzanne and is an ode to women. Elegance is key in this wine.
Total acidity (in tartaric acid) 5,95 g/l
Suzzane 2015: 93 points – Guía Peñin 2019
Suzzane 2015: 93 points – Robert Parker 2018
Suzzane 2015: 93 points – Tim Atkin MW Rioja 2018 Special Report
Suzzane 2014: 91 points – Robert Parker 2016
Suzzane 2014: 93 points – Tim Atkin MW Rioja 2017 Special Report
Suzzane 2014: 92 points – James Suckling 2016
Suzzane 2013: 95 points, Outstanding – Decanter March 2017 (Best Premium Riojas)