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RIOJA WINE REGION

The principal wine region of Spain, producing predominantly red wines, the Rioja wine region 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 are now blended, often with Cariñena. Since the 1990s, most white Rioja wines are made almost exclusively from Viura. Discover our full selection of...

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2009 Viña Ardanza

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Bottle 75cl £29.08

Case of 12 £348.94

Magnum 150cl

Single bottle£58.16

Case of 6 £348.94

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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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Viña Ardanza 3 bottle wooden case

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Bottle 225cl £350.24

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This La Rioja Alta S.A. Viña Ardanza wooden case includes the 1989, 2000 and 2001 vintages of this stunning wine.

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2005 Viña Ardanza

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Case of 12 x 75cl £362.16

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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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2008 Viña Ardanza Swarovski Anniversary

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Double Magnum 300cl £365.32

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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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2004 Viña Ardanza

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Case of 6 x 150cl £392.16

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The wine is made up of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. Ruby coloured and perfumed with dark fruit, cinnamon, Christmas spice, figs and fresh espresso. The type of nose only the best aged Rioja can offer. The nose promises a lot, but the palate doesn't disappoint. Complex, dark berry compote and liquorice flavours dominate the initial first sip, followed by...

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2004 Viña Ardanza

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Case of 12 x 75cl £392.16

Case of 12 x 75cl £392.16

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The wine is made up of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. Ruby coloured and perfumed with dark fruit, cinnamon, Christmas spice, figs and fresh espresso. The type of nose only the best aged Rioja can offer. The nose promises a lot, but the palate doesn't disappoint. Complex, dark berry compote and liquorice flavours dominate the initial first sip, followed by...

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2000 Viña Ardanza

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Bottle 75cl £75.68

Case of 6 £454.08

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Scents of tobacco, leather and cigar box. Full-bodied with flavours of cherry and tomato, with a velvety mouthfeel. Rich, yet elegant with perfect linear acidity.

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2009 Gran Reserva 904

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Magnum 150cl £100.16

Case of 6 £600.94

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£50.08

Case of 6 £300.48

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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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1998 Gran Reserva 904

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Case of 6 x 75cl £640.08

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Tasted in October 2014. The 904 Gran Reserva 1998 brings out the best of the vintage; one of Rioja Alta’s finest in the 90s, as displayed by the quality of the 890 release from the same year. The nose exhibits dark and rich notes of dried berries, purple flowers, tobacco, vanilla and the smallest note of orange rind. The palate...

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2001 Viña Ardanza

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Bottle 75cl £106.68

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This wine has developed into an incredibly charming and mature Rioja. From a once in a lifetime vintage, the wine contains a complex and vibrant fruit profile characterised by red cherries and strawberries that move onto some hints of darker brambly fruit. The vibrancy of fruit signals plenty of life left in the bottle. Mature notes of liquorice, balsamic and...

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1981 Gran Reserva 890

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Case 3 x 75cl £656.04

Case of 3 x 75cl £656.04

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1995 Gran Reserva 890

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Case of 6 x 75cl £700.08

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Very concentrated on the nose ? notes of spice, tobacco, cherries and a touch of licorice. Very concentrated, intese and powerful, yet elegant and still very youthful.Mouthfilling and complex, with layered fruit flavours underpinned by notes of smoke and spice. Incredible length on the finish.

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RIOJA WINE REGION

Discover the varieties of Rioja’s red wines with our diverse range. For a 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.

RIOJA PRODUCERS

Armit Wines currently supplies Rioja wines from two producers: La Rioja Alta S.A. in the Rioja Alta region and Bodegas Muriel in Rioja Alavesa. 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.

Explore our full selection from the Rioja wine region and order online today.

 

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