Aged in casks 36 months and in bottles for 18 months, this wine is made with care and attention, which is reflected in its flavor. Made only in excellent vintages, this Rioja Reserva shows the Bodega's commitment to producing great quality wines.
Anyone who knows me even a little knows I’m not one for choosing drinks according to the season. I drink what I want, when I want. Though I must say after having a sip of this I want to drink it every day in autumn.
Everything in this wine makes me think of colder months and warmer cuisine. A nose of blue cheese, roasted root vegetables, and fresh leather. This leads into a palate of lavish dried fruits like dates, sultanas, and cherries, all garnished with a healthy pinch of cinnamon.
I’m going to take more than a few bottles of this home. So whenever I miss autumn I can pop the cork, sit on my porch, and dream of a blustery day.
Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the...
The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...
A.k.a. Cencibel. Just about synonymous with Spanish wine, the red Tempranillo grape has now fully won over the hearts and minds of critics and amateur oenophiles all over the world. The best bottles are powerful and ageworthy, and are beginning to fetch prices you'd never have expected from Spanish wines just a few years ago. Tempranillo is often used in blends with Bordeaux grapes such as...
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The origin of Spanish winemaking, Rioja has been the benchmark for Spanish wines in the international market for over two hundred years, and remains so to this day. Tempranillo is the star of the red wines here, though its expression can vary wildly from producer to producer. Traditionally-styled Riojas tend to be subtle and soft, and often have high levels of acidity to ensure their survival...
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