La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 200775cl
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Polished, silky, elegant and with a great ageing potential, this is how La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2007 is defined. The new vintage is beyond a doubt a classic among classics. A Reserva which is only elaborated in the most exceptional years so that we can enjoy it over time. The vintage of 2007 shows a surprising and charmingly youthful character thanks to its freshness and acidity. We are here facing the embodiment of excellence into wine.
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2007 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)|
|Winery:||La Rioja Alta|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Ending Year For Optimal Consumption:||2050|
Description of La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2007
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2007 (Graciano and Tempranillo)
TASTING NOTES of La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2007:
- View: ruby red, middle layer and brown tile edges.
- Nose: deep aromas of candied fruit, balsamic, spicy, leather, chocolate and menthol.
- Palate: round, sweet tannins. soft and durable finish.
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: Rioja
VINEYARD: La Rioja Alta. Tempranillo (90%) and Graciano (10%) of vines more than 40 years of Briñas, Labastida and Villalba.
GRAPES: Tempranillo (90%), Graciano (10%)
AGEING: 4 years in nearly new barrels (mean age of 4 years old) American oak.
WINE PAIRING: Spoon dishes, Desserts, Chocolate, Coulanges chocolate, meat, red meat, game, Starters, Soups and stews, meat stew
TEMPERATURE: 16-18 ° C
Alcohol content: 14%
How to serve
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
If Viña Ardanza seems to be going fast, the Gran Reserva 904 is even faster and we're now on the 2007 Gran Reserva 904. This wants to be the classic Gran Reserva--polished, silky and elegant, with aging potential. It is a blend of Tempranillo with 10% Mazuelo aged for four years in well-seasoned American oak barrels, with eight manual rackings. I found that the freshness of the vintage and its relatively young age gave the wine a youngish character that I loved, combining developed notes of meat, spices, leather and balsam with almost cherry-like aromas. The palate feels balanced and elegant, with fine-grained and fully resolved tannins and great acidity. This vintage of 904 surprised me!View more