Rioja Gran Reserva 2009
Producteur: Más de Víctor
Gift points: 1
Variety Tempranillo, Grenache and Carignan - Navarra area (Spain) - Red wine - 75 cl bottle - Rioja DOCa - Serve at 16-17 °C
The vineyards are situated in high site in La Rioja Alavesa. The bush vines are on south facing slopes with a chalky clay soil typical in this area. The low Ph and good acidity of the Manuela grape and the quality Grenache from this vintage make for a perfect age worthy wine. A good selection from exclusive vineyards noted for freshness and concentration after an early morning hand harvest. Fermentation (max 25ºC) in small inox tanks with pumping over five times a day and a 14 day maceration. Ageing in French and American oak barrels for 4-6 years in search of a full integration of the wine and the oak. Fined in concrete tanks for various months.
APPEARENCE A medium intense garnet colour.
AROMA Deep balsamic oaky aromas of dried prunes, liquorice and sweet spices, clove, tobacco and cedar.
VARIETIES 70% Tempranillo 20% Graciano 10% Garnacha
AGEING Barrel: 36 months, between 4 and 6 years old French and American oak barrels.
Bottle: At least 2 years.
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16ºC.
PAIRING Would pair well with BBQ meats, stews, game and lamb dishes.
TASTE Smooth silky elegant tannins with well integrated body and acidity.
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