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.

Reviews & Scores

This is a really lovely wine. Plenty of dark fruits on the nose, but with that vanilla sheen from ageing in small oak. The attack is supple and rounded, but there's good underlying acidity. It's not too big or overbearing but has a silky, refined texture. Elegant and long. A beautifully made wine. Stephen Brook

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La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Rioja Wine Region, Spain

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