Rioja Gran Reserva, Viña Real, CVNE
85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazeuelo – all a selection of the best grapes from vineyards surrounding the village of Villalba, in the heart of the ‘Rioja Alta’ zone, grown on iron-rich clay and limestone soils. Extended aging takes place in French and American oak casks, followed by further aging in bottle; generally aged a total of 10 years before release.
Press & Reviews
A delicious red now with wet earth, spice and ash aromas and flavors. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. A nice wine from a difficult vintage. Drink now.
(fermented in stainless steel tanks, with malo and aging in new and used French and American oak barrels) Brilliant ruby-red. A sexy, expansive bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruits, incense, vanilla and exotic spices, with a floral note that gains strength as the wine opens up. Sweet, broad and densely packed, offering intense black raspberry, cherry liqueur, cola and vanilla flavors that are underscored by vein of juicy acidity. Finishes with impressive, spicy power, sharp delineation and round, even tannins that build slowly.