La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008

Tempranillo Blend

—VINTAGES#: 315531
La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008
Vintages for Viña Ardanza seem to be going fast. It seems like yesterday that the 2001 was released and now the 2008 Viña Ardanza is already here. This is the first vintage when they have been able to use the fruit from their new Garnacha vineyards in the village of Tudelilla (Rioja Baja), La Pedriza, which represents 20% of the blend complementing the majority of Tempranillo. The wine was put in barrel in March 2009, separately; the Tempranillo was in four-year-old barrels for 36 months with six rackings, and the Garnacha in second and third use barrels for 30 months with five rackings. Vintages might go fast, but the wine does not feel too young, which was my fear. There are notes of stewed meat, cured leather, cloves, other spices and an overall balsamic character. The palate feels solid, consistent, nicely built, with abundant tannins and good balancing acidity. This should stand up to food and be able to develop in bottle. Drink Date: 2017-2023. Score - 93. (Luis Gutiérrez, robertparker.com, Aug. 30, 2016)
$47.95

Product Details

Release Date:
September 29, 2018
750 mL bottle
Alcohol/Vol
13.6%
Made in:
Rioja, Spain
By:
La Rioja Alta. S.A.
Sugar Content:
2 g/L
Sweetness Descriptor:
XD - Extra Dry
Style:
Full-bodied & Firm
Varietal:
Tempranillo Blend

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