This wonderful 2011 Rioja Reserva pours with a deep ruby colour. On the nose there is an abundance of black and red berry fruits alongside notes of fine oak, figs, chocolate and leather. On the palate the body is round, with with firm, ripe tannins that are accompanied by a welcome dart of citrus acidity. This is a powerful, complex wine with a long finish, carrying through hints of walnuts, pepper and even red meat.
3 Point Summary
Fruity, powerful with a long, complex finish.
Did you know..?
Joven, Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva are the ageing categories of Rioja wine.
GOLD OUTSTANDING - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016.SILVER - Decanter World Wine Awards 2016.
Braised Lamb Shank with Seasonal Vegetables
Grilled Spiced Lamb Chops with Vegetable Ragout
Serve at Temp
17 *C / 63 *F
TEMPRANILLO - Tempranillo is the basis of the finest red wines from Spain and Portugal but has also been successfully adopted in the New World. Deep in colour with moderate tannins, tempranillo offers a wide range of aromas and flavours ranging from strawberries, blackcurrants and cherries in younger wines from cooler regions, to prunes, chocolate and tobacco in aged wines from warmer climes.
"The perfect Rioja Reserva to enjoy with big lamb dishes. Savoury and complex it will add real intensity to the flavours of the meat whilst adding a fine layer of interest to the vegetables."
RIOJA, SPAIN - Arguably Spain's top wine region, Rioja is home to bright, berry-scented, barrel-aged red wines made from Tempranillo and Garnacha. Located in northern Spain, Rioja is bordered by the Cantabrian Mountains whose shelter provides relatively warm, dry conditions. Soils vary from place to place, with the finest containing high levels of limestone, and Graciano and Carignan are also prevalent in the region’s reds, the best of which are matured in new oak barrels. Rioja blanco is also now developing into a successful white wine variety.