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The Tempranillo (78%) comes 30-year-old vines and the Garnacha (22%) comes from La Pedriza vineyard in Tudelilla (Rioja Oriental). This 70-hectare property offers unbeatable conditions for growing this variety. Its nutrient-poor soil, covered with boulders, results in great varietal typicity, rich in aromas, with a pleasant, elegant structure.
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2012 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)|
|Winery:||La Rioja Alta|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Tim Atkin Score:||93|
|James Suckling Score:||95|
Description of Viña Ardanza Reserva 2012
Viña Ardanza Reserva 2012 (Garnacha and Tempranillo)
- View: Outstandingly bright, lively and intense garnet red.
- Nose: The first nose is very intense, with spicy, balsamic and ripe fruit notes. After swirling, aromas of black pepper, sweet liquorice, nutmeg, coffee, vanilla and cinnamon make their appearance.
- Mouth: Mouth full of flavours, with a pleasant acidity and balance, and very polished tannins that enhance the harmonious structure. Complex and elegant after-taste with spicy and balsamic hints. To enjoy right now, but with a long life ahead.
VINEYARD: La Rioja Alta
GRAPES: Garnacha, Tempranillo,
AGEING: In March 2013, the selected wines were put in barrels to start ageing separately: the Tempranillo for 36 months with six manual rackings, in American oak barrels averaging 4 years in age and the Garnacha for 30 months with five manual rackings, in barrels with two and three wines. The final blend was bottled in March 2016.
PAIRING: Appetizers, Cheese, Manchego cheese, Hard cheese, Red meat, Game, Lamb, Grilled meats
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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
Reviews of Viña Ardanza Reserva 2012
Intense, elegant bouquet and a long stay in the bottle that gives a long aftertaste.