Birdie Crianza comes from matching the eloquence and resolve of wine and golf. It is an honest wine brimming with virtues, exclusively for golfers.
“Birdie” means scoring one under par (−1); it was first used in 1899, in Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, New Jersey. The story goes that one day in 1899, three golfers: George Crump (who later built Pine Valley), William Poultney Smith (founding member of Pine Valley) and his brother Ab Smith, were playing a round together when Crump made his second shot that hit a bird in full flight and the ball came to a stop just inches from the hole. His fellow players starting saying that this result of three strokes on a par four was due to a “birdie”. It didn’t take long for all the club members to start using the term and the expression quickly caught on and was used by all American golfers.
Birdie is a wine that demonstrates the typical acidity of a Rioja Alta Crianza. It is made with Tempranillo grapes and a light touch of Mazuelo, picked by hand in 17 kg boxes. It is aged for 14 months in American oak barrels, during which the wine is decanted 3 times so it can express the variety, the earth, the grape, the singularity of the terrain and the area.
Visual: Cherry red covered with deep red flecks.
Nose: Complex nose with aromas of ripe red fruit and a light touch of oak assembled with the initial fruit.
Mouth: Smooth, round, well put together in the mouth with a long and well-appreciated after-taste.
This wine goes perfectly with everything, as it is easy to drink and goes well with all types of cold meat products, cheese, pulses or meat…
To start a meal, it is the ideal drive to pick as a first wine, both for cold starters and warm bowls of soup or pulses.
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