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RIOJA WINE REGION

The principal wine region of Spain producing predominantly red wines, Rioja is centred around the regional capital of Logroño in northern Spain. Named after the Rio (river) Oja, the region is divided into 3 areas: Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and Rioja Baja. Promoted from DO to DOCA status in 1991, the permitted grape varieties are Tempranillo, Garnacha, Cariñena, Graciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvasia and Viura. Tempranillo is the most widely planted variety, although most Riojas are now blended, often with Cariñena. Since the 1990s, most white Rioja wines are made almost exclusively from Viura.

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Rioja Alta’s Gran Reserva 904 stands out for its remarkable complexity and outstanding ageing potential. It is a classic Rioja which is released in exceptional vintage. The 2009 reveals a bouquet of great aromatic complexity. Cassis and wild berry characters give way to delicate spices and sweet balsamic notes.  The palate builds on the expansive aromas with concentrated sweet cherry...

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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...

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“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 tannins....

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An extremely elegant reserva with an enveloping bouquet of crushed red cherries and subtle spices with just a hint of lavender. On the palate, smooth textures and bright red berry fruits are balanced by a refined mineral character which leads to a long and refreshing finish. Beautifully defined and supple, and almost Burgundian in style, this wine will age well...

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Worldwide Exclusive ReleaseMedium-intensity, dark cherry-red; clean and bright. To the nose it stands out for its fresh, spicy character, with hints of sweet cherries and blackcurrant chocolate, assembled with notes of black pepper, tobacco, nutmeg, coffee, mocha and cinnamon. Pleasant and well-balanced in the mouth. Tasty, with a soft freshness, nice structure, and delicately elegant tannins. Silky finish, with a...

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Worldwide Exclusive ReleaseMedium-intensity, dark cherry-red; clean and bright. To the nose it stands out for its fresh, spicy character, with hints of sweet cherries and blackcurrant chocolate, assembled with notes of black pepper, tobacco, nutmeg, coffee, mocha and cinnamon. Pleasant and well-balanced in the mouth. Tasty, with a soft freshness, nice structure, and delicately elegant tannins. Silky finish, with a...

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Medium-high depth, dark-cherry red with an intense garnet-red rim. Clean and bright. Intense aromas, typical of this Rioja Alavesa terroir, with notes of ripe berries (blackberries, blueberries and raspberry jam) against a background of spices, clove, aniseed, incense, tobacco, and mocha. Mild attack with medium body and nice structure. It is well-balanced with sweet tannins. A wine that stands out...

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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...

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2015 Eguia Tempranillo

Bodegas Muriel

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2007 Montelciego Vendimia Seleccionada

Bodegas Muriel

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Bottle 75cl £9.58

Case of 6 £57.46

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2009 Viña Arana Reserva

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Bottle 75cl £24.00

Case of 6 £144.00

Bottle 37.5cl

Single bottle£13.00

Case of 12 £156.00

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“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 tannins....

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2009 Viña Arana Reserva

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Bottle 37.5cl £13.00

Case of 12 £156.00

Bottle 75cl

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Case of 6 £144.00

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2014 Finca San Martin Crianza

Torre de Oña

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Bottle 75cl £14.00

Case of 12 £167.98

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2007 Viña Ardanza

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Bottle 37.5cl £14.30

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2008 Viña Ardanza

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Bottle 37.5cl £15.00

Case of 12 £180.00

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£29.00

Case of 12 £347.98

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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...

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2007 Viña Ardanza, Special deal

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Case of 12 x 75cl £301.20

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2012 Torre de Oña Martelo Reserva

Torre de Oña

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Bottle 75cl £35.00

Case of 6 £210.00

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An extremely elegant reserva with an enveloping bouquet of crushed red cherries and subtle spices with just a hint of lavender. On the palate, smooth textures and bright red berry fruits are balanced by a refined mineral character which leads to a long and refreshing finish. Beautifully defined and supple, and almost Burgundian in style, this wine will age well...

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2000 Gran Reserva 904

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Case of 6 x 75cl £465.60

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Case of 6 £967.18

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2004 Gran Reserva 890

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Magnum 150cl £240.40

Magnum 150cl

Single bottle£240.00

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Lightly rusty in color, this outstanding gran reserva is just now entering its golden years, which should endure for another two decades or so. Aromas of raisin, malt, tobacco and cedar are beautiful. This is tight and sinewy in feel, with rooty, creamy, classic Rioja flavors of vanilla, tobacco and dried red fruits. A lasting, stout finish isn't breaking down...

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2005 Viña Ardanza

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Case of 6 x 150cl £391.20

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Vina Ardanza’s 2005 Reserva is a complex wine that is already showing so many of the wonderful qualities we have come to expect from this classic Rioja. Masses of dark fruit, with measures of dried berries and cherries wrapped up in a silky smooth coat of herbs, spice, smoke and leather. The palate lives up to the hype from the...

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RIOJA WINE REGION

Discover the varieties of Rioja’s red wines with our diverse range. For the dark and rich flavour with strong hints of cherry, try the 1998 Gran Reserva 904. Produced with a combination of Tempranillo (90%) and Graciano (10%), you can experience a sorbet-like freshness, with a crisp, tense finish. Alternatively, for a wine with smoky notes and gentle, intense aromas of berries, try the 2004 Viña Arana Reserva. Search our range of Rioja wines to find the perfect addition to your collection.

PRODUCERS OF THE RIOJA WINE REGION

Armit Wines currently supplies Rioja wines from two producers: La Rioja Alta and Bodegas Muriel. La Rioja Alta S.A. has been one of the Rioja wine region’s leading producers since their establishment late in the 19th century. They are best known for their wines made from Tempranillo, aged for long periods in oak barrels. Elsewhere, Bodegas Muriel have been producing Rioja wine since 1986, with 100% of their wines made from Tempranillo, the Rioja wine region’s signature grape.

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