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LA RIOJA ALTA Rioja Reserva 'Vina Ardanza' Selección Especial 2010 Bottle

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  • ABV 13.5%
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • Closure Type Cork
  • Wine Colour Red Still Wine
  • Country / Region Spain - Rioja
  • Wine Styles Full Bodied
  • Grape Variety Grenache, Tempranillo

Bottle Description

The 2010 is particularly remarkable as it has been declared a 'Selección Especial'. This is the highest praise from the winemakers, a title only awarded to the wines and vintages that they rank among the best ever made. For Ardanza, this is only the fourth vintage to win the title, alongside the legendary 1964, 1973, and 2001. Viña Ardanza 2010 is a blend of 80% Tempranillo from the La Cuesta and Montecillo vineyards in the Rioja Alta subregion, and 20% Garnacha from La Perdriza in Rioja Oriental. This Garnacha is the key to Ardanza's structure, aromatics, and concentration: these vines are actually higher in altitude than most of the Rioja Alta subzone, and sit on barren, free-draining soils made up with large pudding-stones similar to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. These two varieties are harvested and vinified separately, ageing around three years in American oak barrels which are produced in-house by La Rioja Alta S.A.'s own cooperage. During the maturation, the wine is racked by hand and by candlelight; La Rioja Alta S.A. are one of the handful of producers still to use this traditional technique.

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LA RIOJA ALTA Rioja Reserva 'Vina Ardanza' Selección Especial 2010 Bottle

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