Campo Viejo Crianza 2008
It's the light, smooth velvety texture of this wine that makes it a pleasure to drink. A classic Crianza style Rioja which is very popular with our customers, it shows all the hallmark attractive sweet cherry aroma and subtle strawberry notes on the palate and just a hint of warm spices. It's a great accompaniment to roast lamb.
Bodegas Campo Viejo is owned by Domecq Bodegas, which is a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard. The story begins in 1959 with Jose Ortiguela joining forces with Beristain at his winery, Vinos Ortiguela, to create the very first Campo Viejo wines (sold in bulk). The Campo Viejo name was based on a vineyard area in El Villar de Arnedo known as Campus Veteranus, land given to the veterans of the Roman Legion as a reward for their good service where Jose spent time as a child. That same year, Jose Ortiguela and Juan Alcorta establishes SAVIN at Alcorta's winery in Aldeanueva de Ebro. Under SAVIN, the Campo Viejo wines were first bottled and distributed to stores in 1961. In 1965, growing consumer demand for these wines necessitated a move to Logronyo where Bodegas Campo Viejo was established. And in 2001, the bodega moves into their current home—a state-of-the-art, sustainable winery that is mostly buried over 65 feet underground. SAVIN has changed its name to Bodegas & Bebidas, then to Allied Domecq, and finally to its present name of Domecq Bodegas through an acquisition in 2005 by Pernod Ricard. Passion and expertise for Rioja winemaking and the most refined methods allow them to create expressive wines. Campo Viejo: the expert art of winemaking.