LA RIOJA ALTA Rioja Gran Reserva 904 2010/11 Bottle
Red Still Wine | Spain | Rioja | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
After a strict selection process in the vineyard, an extended maturation period of four years in barrel and a further five years in bottle smooths and refines the wine and ensures that it is entering its drinking window by the time it hits the market. Now, in its youth, one can immediately enjoy the spoils of its luxurious, sweet berried fruit and truffley, tobacco leaf and dark chocolate savours, all backlit with a lively, youthful acidity borne out of a blend of mature, high elevation, limestone based vineyards. 2011 was a warmer styled vintage alleviated by the water reserves built up in the winter of 2010-2011. Harvest comprised warm days and cool nights, perfect for acid retention, colour and flavour development, producing wines with deep, generous fruit and capacity for a further 20 years of ageing. The final blend comprises 89% Tempranillo from vines averaging 60 years of age and 11% Graciano from the Montecillo vineyard in Fuenmayor.