Viña Ardanza Selección Especial Rioja Reserva 2016 | Magnum (150cl)
The Viña Ardanza Selección Especial Rioja Reserva is an outstanding style of Rioja made from a blend of Tempranillo (80%) and Garnacha (20%) grapes. The Tempranillo grapes come from La Rioja Alta's 30-year-old La Cuesta and Montecillo vineyards, located in Fuenmayor y Cenicero. The Garnacha comes from La Pedriza vineyard in Tudelilla (Rioja Baja) a 70 hectare property that offers unbeatable conditions for growing this variety. The selected wines were put in barrels to start ageing separately, the Tempranillo for 36 months in American oak and the Garnacha for 30 months in American oak. The final blend took place after the barrel ageing was completed and the wine was bottled in May 2015. Fresh aromas, spicy characters, with hints of sweet cherries, red currants and ripe strawberries assembled with notes of black pepper, sweet liquorice, nutmeg, coffee, mocha and cinnamon. Intense and well-balanced on the palate, with a soft freshness, nice structure, and delicately elegant tannins. Silky finish, with a good aftertaste, where sweet red fruit and balsamic notes give it a broad ending.