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Viña Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2009

La Rioja Alta S.A. Viña Ardanza Rioja Reserva is an outstanding style of Rioja made from a blend of Tempranillo (80%) and Garnacha (20%) grapes. After fermentation finishes the selected wines were put in barrels to start ageing separately: the Tempranillo for 36 months with six manual rackings in American oak barrels averaging 4 years in age and the Garnacha for 30 months with five manual rackings in American oak barrels bewteen two and three years old. After ageing, the final blend was made and bottled in May 2014.

Medium-intensity, dark cherry-red; clean and bright. To the nose it stands out for its fresh, spicy character, with hints of sweet cherries and blackcurrant chocolate, assembled with notes of black pepper, tobacco, nutmeg, coffee, mocha and cinnamon. Pleasant and well-balanced in the mouth. Tasty, with a soft freshness, nice structure, and delicately elegant tannins. Silky finish, with a lovely aftertaste, where liqueur-like notes of cherries and blackcurrants intermingle with toasty notes and sweet spices turning this especial edition of Viña Ardanza into a fine, elegant wine.

 

Wine File
Producer:
La Rioja Alta S.A.
Country:
Spain
Region:
Ebro River Valley
Sub Region:
Rioja
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Grenache , Tempranillo
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
13.5%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.13
£25.00
Purchase Format
A09ARDANZARR-1

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