This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Burgo Viejo Crianza 2018

Today is Employee Appreciation Day, an important time to stop and say thank you to so many who work so hard. If you were wondering how to show you care, almost everyone appreciates wine! A bottle of Burgo Viejo Crianza 2018 will be the perfect expression if you are an employer looking to reward your employees, or an employee who wants to appreciate yourself. It’s well deserved!

Tasting Notes: The 2018 Burgo Viejo Crianza is a blend of 90% Tempranillo, the foundation of any Rioja red, and 10% Graciano which adds perfume, dark fruit and deeper colour. With smooth tannins and a palate of plum, black cherry, toasted oak and vanilla, this is a classic example of the region.

Enjoy With: Red meats, cheeses, or both! Charcuterie and cheese boards, or burgers with bacon and aged cheddar are ideal pairings.

Style: A smooth, medium-bodied red wine.

Terroir/Region: Winemaking in Rioja dates back to the 11 century BC, with big boosts coming from a few visitors. The arrival of the Ancient Romans (who brought the vine everywhere) quickly expanded early efforts, and the arrival of several Bordeaux winemakers in the late 1800s helped shape Rioja into the classic wine region it is today.

Producer: Burgo Viejo began when six farming families combined their efforts to achieve their dream of opening a winery. These families owned their own vineyards and were able to focus on growing the best grapes possible to create their wines. Today, their wines can be found on dinner tables from Japan, to Denmark, to yours!

Availability: The 2018 Burgo Viejo Crianza will be available in the Vintages section of your local LCBO and for online ordering on Saturday, March 5, but some stores may already have it on the shelf. Grab your appreciation bottle now!

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Price: $14.95

LCBO #: 168815

Size: 750 mL

Alcohol Content: 13.5% alc./vol.