Viña Ardanza Reserva DOCa Rioja

CHF 73,50
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Region
Rioja
Producer
La Rioja Alta, S.A.
Vintage
2015
Grape varieties
  • 78% Tempranillo
  • 22% Grenache / Garnacha
Bottle size
150 cl
Ratings
  • 94 points Robert Parker
  • 94 points Vinous
  • 91 points Wine Spectator
  • 96 points James Suckling
Alcohol
14.5%
Classification
DOCa
Special characteristic
  • Contains sulphites

Hand-picked grapes. Cool, wild-yeast fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation. The Tempranillo part of the blend was transferred to fifth-use American oak barrels in March of the following year, where it matured for 36 months. It was racked six times during this period. Meanwhile, the Garnacha spent 30 months in third- and fourth-use American oak barrels, during which it was racked by hand five times. After the components were blended together, the wine was bottled and released for sale.

Garnet colour. Powerful nose with a complex marriage of spicy and balsamic aromas. Outstanding balance, lovely freshness and beautiful structure on the palate. Supple tannins, spicy notes and ripe fruit, with a long finish.

The Tempranillo used for this blend comes from the 30-year-old La Cuesta and Montecillo vineyards in Fuenmayor y Cenicero, while the Garnacha comes from the La Pedriza vineyard, which is located in Tudelilla at an altitude of 550 metres above sea level.