This extremely good value Rioja from the famed Ramon Bilbao pours with a lovely violet hue with deep purple highlights. American oak aging creates elegant aromas of ripe dark fruit such as blackcurrant and blackberry are complemented by subtle notes of vanilla. On the palate, this wine is fresh, fruity and with good structure before a lovely medium finish completes the experience.
3 Point Summary
Elegant aromas, ripe dark fruit flavours and good structure.
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Joven, Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva are the ageing categories of Rioja wine.
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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.
BODEGAS RAMÓN BILBAO was founded in 1924 by Ramón Bilbao Murga in Haro. He was an experienced wine trader and a pioneer in the art of ageing. The winery stayed family owned until 1966, when Ramón Bilbao Pozo, last of the descendants, died. In 1999 the winery changed hands and was completely renovated, with new facilities installed along with a commitment to making top-quality wines that reflect innovation as well as the traditions of la Rioja Alta. Today, Ramón Bilbao produces fruit driven styles as well as oaky wines, coming from the best estates and vineyards and with oak barrels from the best European and American forests. In 2014 Ramón Bilbao was awarded the Best Spanish Winery prize in by the IWSC.
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.