WINE OF THE MONTH Happinez wine of the month of January 2020Rioja Crianza 2016Torres, RiojaSpainGlass 9Bottle 42Grape variety: TempranilloWine region: In 2005, the Torres family decided to open a winery in the town of Labastida, in the very heart of the Rioja Alavesa region. Torres was well aware of the region's winegrowing potential, which allows for the production of high-quality wines that display remarkable personality and mature beautifully. Altos Ibéricos is named after Alto Otero, the beautiful enclave that is home to the winery.Wine making: Number of days of skin contact: 16 days Type of fermentation: In stainless steel under controlled temperature. Number of days of fermentation: 1 week approximately Fermentation temperature: 26-28°C. Ageing: 12 months in French and American oak, partially in new barrels. Length of bottle ageing before release: Bottle-aged 12 months minimum on a wine rack with controlled temperature and humidity.Tasting notes: Opaque cherry red. Rich fruit aromas (cherry, black plum jam) with spicy and smoky notes. Intense, warm, with firm tannins nicely structured by oak aging and a backbone of subtle fruit acidity.