Ramirez de Ganuza Rioja Reserva 2013 750ml

SKU: 210000050074 ISBN: 8437017304685

Wine Information:

Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Appellation: Rioja Alavesa

Variety: Tempranillo


The flagship of the winery, the Reserva is made mostly from Tempranillo (85%) with splashes of Graciano, Viura and Malvasia. The vines are on average about 60 years of age, and the wine is aged for over two years in new French oak.
With six vineyards situated in the foothills of the Cantabrian mountain range, Remírez de Ganuza blends some of the best terroirs from Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Alta. The combination of high elevation, clay/limestone soils, increased oceanic influence, and 50 year old average vines produces low-yielding vines with exceptional quality.
A decadent nose, bristling with fresh cherry and vanilla, belies a palate of equally pristine fruit. Balance between the acidic and tannic structures is harmonious, playing gently yet firmly off one another for a refined experience.

Wine Enthusiast 93 points "Smooth aromas of mature berry fruits and plum amount to a silky whole touched up by café mocha. A saturated palate is packed with pulpy black fruit, while this tastes of blackberry, tobacco, coffee and oak. A smooth finish with a meaty texture and chocolaty notes concludes this dense holdover from a cold year.