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Gran Albina Vendimia Seleccionada 2017

Gran Albina Vendimia Seleccionada



/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

The wine

The Gran Albina Vendimia Seleccionada is perfectly at home among both classic wines or wines following the latest trends. A wine proud of its tradition, yet also displaying a modern side to show that it is possible to evolve without forgetting the past.

Over 125 years of history of Bodegas Riojanas can be felt in every sip; traditions which explain the complexity of its aromas. The classic aromas of damp forests, crispy fallen leaves, leather, cloves, incense, and tobacco leaves, alongside the vitality and agility of wild fruits, eucalyptus and black cherry skins. A Picota cherry colour with intense reddish glints tells us of a different production method, a wine full of life, but still retaining reassuring historic sensations.

Silky in the mouth with a fine liqueur feeling and hints of cocoa and spices coming to the front. Airy and fluid, it seduces the drinker with every sip, as soon as it comes into contact with your cheeks. It grows with time in the glass and becomes a true example of balance and complexity. Then hints of bay leaves and soil appear with the toasty feeling from the barrel staves and the delicate fruity character of the best Tempranillo grapes. With barely noticeable tannins and a discrete acidity, the wine fills every corner of your mouth with pleasure and smoothness. It is hard to describe its finish as it seems like it will never come to an end. Simply breathing in between sips is enough to feel the wine delighting your palate once more. Few wines have this gift of being able to thrill from a position of discretion and fineness, and even fewer have done it here in a land like Rioja with its firm traditional ideas about wines. The Gran Albina Vendimia Seleccionada is undoubtedly one such wine.

What does this wine taste like?

Picota cherry red / Intense
Full / Fruit aromas / Ageing notes / Hardwoods
Structured / Concentrated / Unctuous / Tannic / Balanced / Rounded / Characterful / Long finish / Persistent

Drinking and storing

Serve between 14ºC and 16ºC

Food pairing

Stewed meats with mushrooms / Lamb with fine herbs / Vegetable casseroles

Customer reviews

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