2012 Gran Reserva Viña Arana

La Rioja Alta S.A., Rioja Wine Region, Spain

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PRICE TYPE: In Bond

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Bottle 75cl

Case of 6 £162.00

Magnum 150cl

Case of 6 £324.00

Tasting Notes

The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and racked as few times as possible. After blending, it was given a further three years in bottle to mature.

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La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Rioja Wine Region, Spain

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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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