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Rioja Alta 890 Gran Reserva 2005



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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2005 Other vintages
1982, 1970 and 1964
Appellation:Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)
Winery: La Rioja Alta
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13.5%
La Rioja Alta produces the Rioja Alta 890 Gran Reserva 2005 (£106.11), a red wine from Rioja that is based on 2005 tempranillo, mazuelo and graciano and presents an alcohol content of 13.5%. The Rioja Alta 890 Gran Reserva 2005 is the ideal red to combine with red meat and braised beef. According to Drinks&Co users, this red wine earns 4 out of 5 points while experts give the following rate: robert parker: 94 and peñín: 97.

Description of Rioja Alta 890 Gran Reserva 2005

Rioja Alta 890 Gran Reserva 2005 (Graciano, Mazuelo and Tempranillo)

TASTING NOTES OF La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 2005:

  • View: cherry red color, bright, middle layer, emerging on the edge tones iodinated.
  • Nose: intense nose, elegant print, highlighting the fruity aromas of the variety, assembled with notes of cinnamon and coconut from its careful aging in barrels.
  • Mouth: The palate is smooth, balanced with that of acidity as characteristic of the brand and the area.

friendly, along with a persistence that reminds us of its careful aging in oak finish.

VARIETY: Tempranillo from the towns of Briñas, Labastida and Rodezno.

AGEING: Fermentations are normal, leaving dry wines with encubes means 10 days. Once the tumultuous fermentation and after racking, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation quickly. It is aged in American oak barrels from May 2001 to June 2003; the first year in new oak and the second in oak with an average age of 3 years racking performed four manuals. It is bottled in July 2003.

The weather that accompanied the vegetative development of the vine was suitable to achieve optimal quality conditions favoring the absence of pests and fungal diseases in the vineyard. Flowering, fruit ripening and developed properly. During September there was hardly any notable precipitation and thus ripening 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 condition, good sugar concentration and optimal color parameters for high quality wines.


  • Grade: 12.4% by volume
  • dry extract: 28.4 g / l
  • Total Acidity: 5.90 g / l (tartaric)
  • Volatile acidity: 0.68 g / l (acetic)
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The Winery

La Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta

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.

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Reviews of Rioja Alta 890 Gran Reserva 2005


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4 /5

Röd med lila höjdpunkter. Arom av vanilj.Smakar trä, vet inte om det var från druvor.
Jag tror att den bästa kombinationen skulle vara med kött.
Jag drack det med min bästa vän.
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La Alta Gran Reserva 890 Selección Especial 2005

4 /5

Eu teria acompanhado com peixe gordo. Vinho especial para casais.
A cor estava entre o vermelho e o castanho. Aromas a fruta bem madura. Gosto de mosto.
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La Alta Gran Reserva 890 Selección Especial 2005

4 /5

På en restaurant.
Intens rødfarget Bordeaux. Det lukter av kirsebær og røde frukter. Veldig flat i munnen.
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La Alta Gran Reserva 890 Selección Especial 2005

Reviews of other vintages of Rioja Alta 890 Gran Reserva 2005019820197001964


I would recommend buying it here.
Red intense cherry colour and high layer. Characteristic nuts notes. It tasted ok.
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Jessica Barker


I liked sharing this wine with someone special.
Cherry red, clean colour. A red that smells of cherry and licorice. Acid, fresh, light.
It was a perfect companion for the main course.
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Albert Green


It was part of a Corporate gift.
The colour was between red and brown. Smell of ripe fruit compote. The wine was ok.
I had it with cod and potatoes.
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Charles Walcott

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