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La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Rioja Gran Reserva 2012

£33.49
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WL-RAAGR-2012

Arana was always one of the fullest bodied of their Reservas but this Gran Reserva seems bigger and sweeter fruited, yet with all the complex spice and vanilla notes and a structure which will see it keep beautifully

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La Rioja Alta established back in 1890 is one of Rioja's great names and sits at the pinnacle of Riojan winemaking. Things change very rarely at this iconic old Rioja estate so when they announced that their Viña Arana Reserva would now be re-launched as a Gran Reserva we were all surprised. Viña Arana was first released as a Reserva back in 1974, so I suppose they have had plenty of time to think about it!

This new release, is a blend of 95% Tempranillo from the estates Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas vineyards in Rodezno south of Haro and 5% Graciano from their  Montecillo Estate in Fuenmayor west of Logroño.  After fermentation in stainless steel and aging separatelyfor 3 years in 3 year old American oak barrels, it is assembled under the watchful eye of winemaker Julio Sáenz, (only 267 barrels were produced, before further 3 years aging in bottle before release. 

Arana was always one of the fullest bodied of their Reservas but this Gran Reserva seems bigger and sweeter fruited, yet with all the complex spice and vanilla notes and a structure which will see it keep beautifully, drinking well now but tuck it away for a few years and this will be stunning.

More Information
Vintage 2012
Colour Red
Alcohol content 13.5
Bottle Size Bottle (75cl)
Maturity Drinking now but will keep well
Organic No
Non-certified Organic No
Biodynamic No
Sustainable Yes
vegan No
Style Full bodied, Aromatic, Complex, Long, Warm
Grapes Graciano, Tempranillo
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