ES-LRA-21-12

Rioja Gran Reserva, ‘Vina Arana’, La Rioja Alta

The basic grape variety is Tempranillo (95%) with 5% Mazuelo from the El Palo and Las Monjas vineyards in Rodezno. Estate-owned vineyards planted on loamy soils in 1973.

The grapes arrived at the winery perfectly ripe. Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 15 days at a controlled temperature below 28 °C. After careful racking, malolactic fermentation took place naturally over 75 days. In June 2010, selected batches of this blend were transferred to American oak barrels (made in-house) with an average age of 4.5 years. During the three years the wine was aged, it was racked every 6 months using traditional barrel-to-barrel methods. It was bottled in June 2013.

Producer:
Vintage:
2012
Country:
Spain
Region:
La Rioja
Appellation:
Rioja
Variety:
Tempranillo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic