Santalba Viña Hermosa Gran Reserva

Wine from selected vineyards in Gimileo, at the heart of La Rioja Alta made only in years classified as «excellent» by the Consejo Regulador, the appellation body of La Rioja. Temperature-controlled fermentation takes place with long periods of maceration and gentle pumping-over to produce wine with considerable structure, tannin, concentration and colour, making ithighly suitable for a long period of ageing. This lasts for 26 months in American oak barrels with the periodic racking carried out traditionally using gravity to move wine from one barrel to another. The ageing process continues in the bottle, where the wine acquires the further refining needed before it can be sold. The nose and flavor of this Gran Reserva will improve in bottle during the following years.

Type of wine
«Gran Reserva» aged red wine.

Graduation
14%

Variety
100% tempranillo

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Tasting Notes

Visual: intensely dark wine with a tawny rim indicating early signs of ageing well. Aromas: reminders of very ripe fruit and vanilla smoothly blended with spicy, medicinal, cocoa and roasted aromas indicative of the long barrel time. Taste: Intense but balanced and silky in the mouth, longlasting and with an attractiveness that will open up and improve for hours in the glass. Great potential to age in bottle. GASTRO

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