RIOJA VEGA 135 ANNIVERSARY RESERVA 2011

£27.59

Rioja. After only 135 years of producing fine wine in Rioja, they’ve decided to release this absolute cracker!
Tempranillo, Graciano. Mazuelo (Carignan)
French and American oak

30 in stock

SKU: 01088 Categories: ,

Description

Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo aged in barrel and bottle for like ages! Bright, deep ruby red in colour. Aromas on the nose show ripe red fruit with elegant roasted cocao and cedar wood. The mouthfeel is rich and full bodied, velvety smooth, with a long, lingering finish of real elegance. Will be drinking phenomenally yet still has a couple more years of ageing, if you really want. 

GRAPE Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo CLOSURE Cork
REGION Rioja VEGETARIAN
VINTAGE 2011 VEGAN
ABV 14% ORGANIC No

 

DRY    *________|________|________|________|     SWEET

LIGHT  |________|________|________|________ *    FULL BODIED

NO OAK    |________|________|________|________*    OAKY

Additional information

Rioja Vega

Founded in 1882 in Haro , Rioja Vega originally started as Bodegas Felipe Ugalde. By 1921 it had officially become Rioja Vega, an estate based on the Chateau model of Bordeaux, surrounded by vineyards in Venta Jalon near Logrono. In 1983 it was bought by Principe de Viana who invested heavily in the vineyards and winery itself enabling them to concentrate on the quality of their wines. They even have their onw cooperage

Production

VITICULTURE
This wine comes from a 60 year old vineyard belonging to Rioja Vega and a second one, now 50 years old, on the slopes of the Sierra Cantabria.
The first one is planted on trellis lines, to maximise sun exposure with careful canopy management ensuring full phenolic ripeness.
The second one on the slopes of the Sierra Cantabria are low yielding bush vines, carefully cared for to grow healthy, concentrated berries. Warm days and cold nights ensure that the handpicked grapes offer rich, ripe fruit of fine freshess, which will provide great structure to the wines.
Manual harvest in order to respect the fruit.

WINEMAKING PROCESS
Fermentation during 10 days in stainless steel tanks with temperature control not exceeding 29ºC . Maceration a further 6 days in contact with the skins. Malolactic fermentation in the tanks subsequently at 18ºC.
This wine is aged for a minimum of 5 years in French and American oak