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RIOJA VEGA "RESERVA"

RIOJA VEGA "RESERVA" - 2011

 A classic old style Rioja. Full bodied and well developed. Bright, intense  deep red cherry colour. Intense and luscious woody aromas of very ripe fruit, plum and blackcurrant, toast, toffee and spices. Velvet and balanced on the palate, with a good, high-quality tannic structure. A long smooth finish rounds out this well structured wine.

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VINEYARD

Time becomes value. The origins of this wine cellar, prior even to the time when the Denominación de Origen guarantee of quality was created, have enabled it to preserve the word Rioja in its trademark. Rioja Vega is today one of the few wine cellars whose winemaking tradition dates back to the dawn of wine culture in this outstanding region. Those were the years when the French maestros, fleeing from the phylloxera that ravaged the vineyards in their country, chose these lands.They knew that proximity to the Ebro, its poor soils and its fine climate would produce an exceptional wine.

During those years, Felipe Ugalde, who later joined forces with the Muerza family, was able to take full advantage of the knowledge of these pioneers and later, pass it on to his heirs. More than 125 years have gone by since then and, by continuing with the same attitude, we have steadily gained wisdom, experience and knowledge by adapting to technological advances and carrying out research in order to be able to offer the wide range of wines we have today.

Only classics are truly modern.

Wine facts

Label Notes:

Ruby red, clean and bright.Intense and complex: rip fruit, leather and eucalyptus. Welcoming, roung, meaty and balanced.

Total Production:

75,000 bottles

Winemarkers:

Rioja Vega

Producer:

Rioja Vega

Variant:

750 ml

Average Age of Vines:

50 years

Average Vineyard Altitude:

500 Meters

Density:

4,000

Production:

6,500 kg/ha

Sustainably Farmed:

Optimization of water resources

Harvest Method:

Mechanized

Sorting:

Reserva

Fermentation and Maceration:

Alcoholic fermentation for 10 days. Maceration in contact with the skin for 15 days. Fermentation temperature 28ºC.

Aging:

24-month ageing in 95% American and 5% French oak barriques followed by a 12-month bottle ageing.

Alcohol:

13.5%

Vintage:

2011

Country:

SPAIN

Grape Varietal:

Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo

SKU:

SP55

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