La Rioja Alta produces this Viña Ardanza Reserva , a red wine from Rioja produced with tempranillo and garnacha grapes. The Viña Ardanza Reserva is the ideal red to combine with jamon iberico and hard cheese. Drinks&Co users rate this red wine with 4 out of 5 points.
“We had it with a bean stew and it was a fantastic combination (although I hadn't thought it at the beginning). Fine! We enjoyed it.
Very dark Bordeaux colour. Smells a lot of oak. I enjoyed it quite long after the last sip.”
“Red ruby colour with reddish brown tinges. You can notice that the Viña Ardanza Reserva smells of red fruits. Good flavour, with hints of caramel.
A accompanying us from starters to dessert.
I drank with my brothers.”
“VIÑA ARDANZA RESERVA ESPECIAL 2001
- View: Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial 2001 has a cherry red colour, clean and bright. Upper middle layer and a purple hue on the rim of the cup.
- Nose: Intense, spicy and balsamic, coconut, vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate mint, with delicate notes of dried fruits of undergrowth. The refined bouquet full of complexity brings us closer to the legendary vintages of the brand, especially 1964.
- Palate: The palate is well structured and balanced, with silky tannins and envelopes. Finish with a nice aftertaste and sophisticated, mouth filling sensation that the passage of time will help enhance and round.
VINTAGE: Limited quantity, exceptional quality. Good temperatures favored the development of the fruit in an excellent state of health which enabled produce wines with intense colour and aroma, suitable for long aging. Also Garnacha from Rioja Baja offered good colour and typical varietal aromas with balanced structure, predicting rare quality.
VINEYARDS: Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial 2001 is 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. Pago Viña Ardanza, 30 years old, is in Fuenmayor in the Rioja Alta, from which the Tempranillo is. The Grenache is from the Rioja Baja.
AGEING: The alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 14 days. The malolactic completed in 21 days. After racking, the wine went to barrel in March 2002 remaining 36 months in American oak 3rd use, being racked manually 6 times. In September 2005 was bottled.
ALCOHOL: 13.5% Vol
PAIRING: Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial 2001 is perfect for grilled lamb cutlets with vine shoots, Game animals, fish sauce and smoked cheeses and cured.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 17 º C”
“TASTING NOTES OF Viña Ardanza Reserva 1985
- View: ruby red medium-high, very vivid and bright layer, strong sense of thickness, and copper highlights grandinos, broad edge, atejado.
- Nose: Fine, soft nose, medium intensity, aromas of freshly ground coffee, cinnamon, cream, vanilla, wood quality and spicy note of clove and ginger.
- Mouth: fleshy, spicy, intense and lively acidity, firm tannins, lots of energy, a dose of unusual balance in a wine with such vigor, very small fruit, a hint of sweetness and bitter counterpoint.
VINES: La Rioja Alta
GRAPES: 70% tempranillo, Grenache 25%, 5% and mazuelo graciano.
AGEING: racked to barrels used American oak barrels of 225 liters, aged for 48 months with a total of 8 manual racking. Bottling in November 1990. A minimum of 24 months of aging in bottle before being marketed.
PREPARATION: first fermentation in stainless steel tanks with decanting, tuned for 12 months old oak vats 18,000 liters.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%”
“I drank this Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial once with my coworkers.
Cherry colour, low layer. Aromas of coffee and wood. Quite sweetnees.
The combination of this Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial and meat did not seem appropriate, best pair it with fish.”
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