Elaboration of La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 1994
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 1994 (Tempranillo)
- View: cherry red, bright, middle layer with iodinated tones emerging on the edge.
- Nose: Intense nose printing, elegant, fruity aromas of the variety, assembled with notes of cinnamon and coconut from its careful aging in barrels.
- Mouth: In the mouth it is creamy, balanced, with that touch of acidity so typical of the brand and the area.
Aftertaste nice, long, with a persistence that reminds us of careful aging in barrels.
VARIETIES: Tempranillo from the towns of Briñas Rodezno and Labastida.
AGEING: The fermentations are normal, dry wines with being average 10 days to hatch. After the tumultuous fermentation and after racking, the wine malolactic fermentation carried out quickly. It is aged in American oak barrels from May 2001 until June 2003, the first year in new oak and oak second with an average age of three years, performing four manual racking. It is bottled in July 2003.
The weather that accompanied the development of the vine was appropriate to attain optimal conditions of quality, favoring the absence of pests and fungal diseases in the vineyard. Flowering, fruit set and veraison was developed correctly. During the month of September rainfall was just outstanding and, therefore, the maturation in those plots with balanced load was adequate. The harvest begins the first week of October for our farms Montecillo (ashtray) and Los Llanos (Fuenmayor). The grapes are harvested in excellent health, good concentration of sugar and parameters for optimal colour quality wines.
- Grade: 12.4% by volume
- Dry extract: 28.4 gr / l
- Total acidity: 5.90 g / l (tartaric acid)
- Volatile acidity: 0.68 g / l (acetic)
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On July 10, 1890, five Basque and Rioja-based vine growers created "Sociedad Vinicola De La Rioja Alta" in what is known as the Haro Station District. This was the beginning of a fascinating business venture in which the only dream of the five founders was to craft and age high-quality wines.More about the Winery