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Viña Ardanza Reserva 2012


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Viña Ardanza Reserva 2012

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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.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2012 Other vintages
Appellation:Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)
Winery: La Rioja Alta
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Garnacha, Tempranillo
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14.5%
Ageing: Reserva
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
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

ALCOHOL: 14.5%

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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 Viña Ardanza Reserva 2012


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4 /5

DÉGUSTATION:Couleur: couleur grenat brillant et vif.Nez: Nez très remarquable, avec des notes épicées, balsamiques et de fruits mûrs qui, après avoir secoué le verre, découvrent des notes de poivre noir, de réglisse douce, de muscade, de café, de vanille et de cannelle.Bouche: Plein d'arômes, une acidité amicale et un équilibre et des tanins souples qui soulignent la structure harmonieuse. Arrière-goût complexe et élégant avec des souvenirs épicés et balsamiques.DÉSIGNATION D'ORIGINE: Rioja, Espagne.Cépage: Tempranillo, Garnacha Rossa.PRODUCTION: Les raisins sont entrés dans la cave à vin dans d'excellentes conditions d'hygiène et avaient un excellent équilibre entre la teneur en alcool et les polyphénols. La récolte a commencé à la mi-octobre. Les raisins ont été cueillis à la main et transportés à l'entrepôt dans des camions frigorifiques. La fermentation alcoolique s'est déroulée naturellement. La fermentation malolactique était terminée à la fin de l'année.ACCOMPAGNE: Idéal avec la viande rouge, l'agneau rôti, le schnitzel et les fromages affinés.
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4 /5

Det går bra med stark fisk. Jag drack det med mina bröder.
En intensiv rubinröd. Det luktar mycket gott av vita rosor. Ett ordentligt vin med röd fruktsmak.
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La Rioja Alta Ardanza Reserva 2012

4 /5

Pode ser encontrado numa mercearia gourmet .
O Rioja mais claro. Aroma sensual de chocolate. Textura densa.
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La Rioja Alta Ardanza Reserva 2012

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Alick Butcher


Reserve Red Wine from Rioja Alta with Tempranillo and Garnacha.
Intense, elegant bouquet and a long stay in the bottle that gives a long aftertaste.
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Albert López
Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial 2001

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