2012 - La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Gran Reserva
11B2RAARM _ 2012 - La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Gran Reserva - 6x150cl
Colour
Red
Producer
La Rioja Alta
Region
Rioja
Grape
Tempranillo
Drinking
2021 - 2030
Case size
6x150cl
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2012 LA RIOJA ALTA VIÑA ARANA GRAN RESERVA - 6x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
La Rioja Alta
Region
Rioja
Grape
Tempranillo
Drinking
2021 - 2030
Case size
6x150cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £416.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2019

    A gorgeous vibrant dark-cherry red. High aromatic intensity, with outstanding notes of ripe red creamy fruit; red berries, wild strawberries and plum jam. The palate is full bodied and concentrated. Lots of creamy round fruit layers that unravel on your palate; lots of red berries, cedar, vanilla, tobacco leading to a fresh balsamic finish. Lovely natural sweetness in the mouth and fine grainy tannins give this wine the structure to age well further. Great length and fruit driven finish.

  • DC

    Decanter, May 2019,
    Score: 97

    Classic nose with savoury character over a sweet spices background with elegant cigar box notes. Quite mouth watering with a full body and chewy mid-palate. 97/100

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Producer

La Rioja Alta

The estate has recently celebrated its 125th anniversary, and continues its great tradition of top class, beautifully crafted Rioja. The house style is traditional, but with enormous attention to detail; their Gran Reserva 890 and 904 are exquisite examples of superb winemaking. Each new release is readily snapped up.

Region

Rioja

By the far the best known of Spain's wine regions is Rioja, which takes its name from the rio(river) Oja, a tributary of the river Ebro. Lying in the north of the country, along the Ebro valley, the area is sheltered from rain-bearing Atlantic winds by the dramatic Sierra de Cantabria to the north and west. The hilly vineyards are interspersed with orchards, poplars and eucalyptus trees. Rioja is further divided into three sub-regions - Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja. The first two are best regarded, with vines planted on cool slopes with clay and limestone soils. The permitted grape varieties for Rioja are tempranillo, which is grown extensively in Rioja Alta and Alavesa and will form the backbone of all the best wines, garnacha, widespread in Rioja Baja and used to add body to the blend, and mazuelo (carignan) and graciano, both grown in miniscule proportions. The key to understanding Rioja is the technique used to mature the wine. Unlike most other areas of Europe, American oak barrels are used which give the wines their characteristic soft vanilla, almost coconuty flavour. Historically the wines were aged for periods far longer than legally required, until all the fruit character had died down and the end result was a light, tawny-coloured wine dominated by oak flavours. Although there are still supporters of this classic style, far more producers are making wines in a more modern way, allowing the dark berry fruit flavours to burst through balanced by a more judicious use of oak ageing and often opting for French oak now.