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Viña Real Gran Reserva 2012

Rioja

Deep ruby red. Very intense and complex nose with notes developed during its ageing in barrels (coffee, and sweet spice), as well as aromas of candied fruits and nuts. The palate is very structured, full bodied, with well integrated sweet tannins. This is an excellent wine with character and personality, complex nose, long finish, persistent aftertaste and a high potential for bottle ageing. An elegant wine that highlights the hallmarks of its origin in the Rioja Alavesa.

Vineyards

Carefully selected vineyards in the Alavesa sub-region of Rioja.

Vintage

The 2012 harvest has been of low yield in the DOC Rioja due to drought that has characterized this vintage. The yield of the vineyard was lower especially in dry land areas and has affected all varieties. However this lack of rain has meant that the grapes arrived at the winery in excellent health and were extremely aromatic and fruity.

Winemaking

Made with high quality grapes harvested by hand from our better plots in Rioja Alavesa. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures with a frequent dropping of the juice over the skins in order to maximise extraction. Malolactic Fermentation is carried out in French and American oak barrels, and then, the wine is manually racked to stabilise and get rid of deposits. After the cask ageing for 2 years, the wine is clarified with white of egg to achieve the silkiness and shiny final colour. Ageing in bottle 36 months.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Casseroles/Stews
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses