La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Rioja Gran Reserva

$59.00

6 in stock

Vintage: 2014
Region: Rioja, Spain
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Tempranillo

La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Rioja Gran Reserva has high aromatic intensity, with notes of ripe red fruit, berries, strawberries, and plum jam.

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6 in stock

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About La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Rioja Gran Reserva

La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Rioja Gran Reserva has high aromatic intensity, with outstanding notes of ripe red fruit, red berries, wild strawberries, and plum jam, leading to tertiary aromas from meticulous aging in oak: vanilla, cedar, tobacco, coffee, caramel, and sweet patisserie notes. In the mouth, its initial freshness and structure, typical of this brand, predominate. Balanced, with soft, flavorsome tannins. Elegant, complex finish, where the ripe red fruit and balsamic notes provide a splendid end.

About La Rioja Alta

Few dispute that La Rioja Alta S.A. is the leading quality-orientated producer in Rioja. With more than 50,000 casks and 6.4 million bottles stored at any one time, the equivalent of about 8 years of sales, La Rioja Alta S.A. is unique in its ability to supply large quantities of fully mature wines of world-class quality.

The company owns 300 hectares of vineyards in different parts of the best zones of the Rioja Alta region. La Rioja Alta S.A. is specialized in red wines. The leading grape variety is the Tempranillo with small doses of Mazuelo and Graciano. The Vina Ardanza differs from the other wines with some 25% Garnacha in the blend. After vinification in the new ultra-modern vinification plant near Haro, aging is in traditional Bordeaux casks, all made from American oak. Racking is by hand every 6 months with 8 teams working full time racking the 51,000 casks. There is no filtration prior to bottling and further long aging in bottle before release.

In short, the wines are made in the traditional Rioja manner. The company is adamant about not using French oak, keeping the unique Rioja style that has been developed since the end of the 19th century. In spite of the varying amount of time in cask and bottle, the wines all display a wonderful rich ruby color, gorgeous aromas of oak, spices, and fruit followed by a sensational feel on the palate, with a wonderfully smooth texture, clean rich oaky/fruity flavors, and a long lingering finish. All the wines are ready for consumption on release but will keep for many more years in bottle. This situation is almost unique in the world of wine and is the reason why so many restaurants list La Rioja Alta’s outstanding range of truly classic Rioja wines.

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