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BARON DE LEY - Rioja Gran Reserva , Spain

BARON DE LEY GRAN RESERVA - RIOJA, SPAIN

Lovely ruby-red with medium depth of colour and slight brick-red hues. Great aromatic intensity on the nose, with ripe fruit well integrated with the toasted oak and balsamic aromas from the cask. After a little while in the glass, these aromas evolve to produce traces of infusions, spices and tobacco. In the mouth, the attack is round and balanced, displaying silky tannins while still remaining fresh and lively. The aftertaste is long and lingering, recalling reminders of toasted wood and dried fruits.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

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VINEYARD

"Monastery of Imas has not only become the headquarters of Barón de Ley, but also the home of some of its best wines. The restoration of the historic building, undertaken in 95 and 96, uses the furniture to recreate the Golden Age of the house at the end of the 19th century, when the Jiménez family owned the house and managed the farm. You can admire two clearly distinct spaces: on the one hand, the family quarters and on the other, the rooms which were used by the estate workers, previously the monks' cells. Finally, the ""monastery cellar"" is the highlight of the tour of the building, occupying the old monastery stable block. A spectacular fusion of the old Benedictine tradition and the great wines of today. Six French-oak “foudres” or fermentation vats which are quite unique, and a beautiful bottle cellar with iron railings and lines of slumbering bottles, laid horizontally and filled with the greatest Barón de Ley wines."

Wine facts

Label Notes:

The gran reserva is made from grapes grown in our own vineyards and is only produced in great vintages. The wine has been aged for 24 months in american and french oak casks and a further 36 months in bottle, producing aromas of outstanding complexity and a smooth velvety structure.

Total Production:

25000 cases

Winemakers:

Gonzalo Rodriguez and Mayte Calvo

Producer:

Baron de Ley

Variant:

750

Average Age of Vines:

50+ years

Average Vineyard Altitude:

400 meters

Density:

3600 plants per Hectare

Production:

25000 cases

Sustainably Farmed:

No

Harvest Method:

Manual

Sorting:

Sorting table yes

Fermentation and Maceration:

Stainless steel vats, controlled temperature

Malolactic Fermentation:

Stainless steel vats

Aging:

24 months french and american oak 225 liters barrles

Alcohol:

13.50%

Vintage:

2012

Country:

SPAIN

Grape Varietal:

Tempranillo

SKU:

SP44

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