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La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva 2007

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La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva 2007 750ML      
Sku: 54105

One of the oldest wine collectives in Spain, five Basque and Rioja-based vine growers created "Sociedad Vinicola De La Rioja Alta" in July of 1890. A year later the company changed names to La Rioja Alta, and they've been producing classic Spanish wines for over 120 years. Their 2005 Reserva Especial is a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha from 30-year old Viņa Ardanza vineyard in Rioja Alta.

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"The 2007 Viņa Ardanza Reserva is a blend of Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha, the Tempranillo from 30-year-old vineyards La Cuesta and Montecillo in the villages of Fuenmayor and Cenicero, and the Garnacha from old head-pruned vines at 600 meters altitude in Tudelilla, in Rioja Baja, from plots next to their Finca La Pedriza. Those should soon be mature enough to go into the wine (they were planted in 2004 and they will make it into the Ardanza blend from 2007-2008). The grapes are fermented separately with natural yeasts and the Tempranillo then matured in American oak barrels averaging four years old for 36 months, while the Garnacha matured in second- and third-use American oak barrels for 30 months. The nose is very fresh, with notes of beef blood, iron, cherries in liqueur, some subtle leather and spices plus notes of autumn forest and truffles. The palate is more lively and has some tannins that would feel better integrated with some food or a little bit of time in bottle It was bottled in November 2011. This will be released around September/October 2015, so by the time it hits the shelves it will be more polished. Great value for money. 600,000 bottles were produced." 94 Points, Wine Advocate


Technical notes
Alcohol: 13.5%

Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Sub-Region: Rioja Alta
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Type: Still wine
 
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