From 35 year old vines, this wine has aromas of honeysuckle and tropical fruits, pineapple and bright grapefruit. Simple yet succulent on the palate with vibrant and refreshing acidity. Nicely balanced with a rounded structure.more
Located in the Ebro Valley hovering a little further south-east than Rioja and Navarra, the DO of Cariñena is planted with around 16,000 hectares of vines, distributed amongst approximately 2,000 growers. The continental climate and extremes of temperature from daytime to nighttime play a significant role in the characteristic intensity of the wines from Cariñena. The most widely planted grape is Garnacha Tinta (aka Grenache), which thrives on the limestone and rock soils and, having undergone rapid development throughout the 1990s, many wines now have much greater balance and refinement than has previously been associated with area.
Bottle 75cl £7.89
“The Viña Arana 2009 is a wine with that smooth, polished red colour typical of classic Riojas. Clean and bright in the glass, with light orange notes on the rim. Outstandingly intense nose, with light balsamic tertiary aromas of tobacco, caramel, incense and spices against a background of ripe fruit. Consistent and well-balanced in the mouth, with fine, elegant...more
Bottle 75cl £22.30
Yellow with green hues; clean and bright. This wine particularly stands out for its great aromatic intensity, with marked hints of stone fruit (peaches) and white fruit (ripe apples and quinces) against a citrus background of lemon tree leaves. Big, flavoursome and fresh in the mouth, with a well-integrated acidity. Fruity and particularly persistent finish.
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Bottle 75cl £15.00
The nose opens with warm earthy tones. Appealing spice sits alongside dried peel notes and hightoned fruit over a hint of leather The fruit is forward, and a touch juicier than in the past, underpinned by the same spicy notes found on the nose. A keen freshness knits everything together and the balance of this wine is impeccable. Drink from...more
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