£29.90/ 0.75 L btl
Rioja Alta, Haro's winery, raises the bar and incorporates the new Viña Arana to its line of Great Reserve.
With an own style, an extraordinary aging capacity and a coupage of tempranillo (95%) and graceful of vines of more than 40 years planted on limestone soils, only 267 American oak barrels are made with a use of 4 years where it has aged for 36 months and a year and a half in the bottle. It will be made only in crops of extraordinary quality.
It is a classic-style Rioja but adapted to new trends looking for wines with more fruit, more vibrant and fresher.
What does this wine taste like?
|Picota cherry / Garnet rim|
|Higly aromatic / Ripe red fruit / Blackberries / Strawberries / Jam / Ageing notes / Vanilla / Cedar / Tobacco / Coffee|
|Fresh / Structured / Balanced / Smooth tannins / Elegant / Complex / Long|
Drinking and storing
Game / Casseroles / Chocolate / After lunch or dinner
Ratings and awards
|2014||90 PK||96 PN||96 SK|
|2012||91+ PK||96 PN||95 SK|
Very special classic Rioja made by a brilliant wine maker
This wine has all what a Rioja should have, the mesmerising complex aroma, you almost don’t want to drink it, but when you do, joys continue, mellow, touch of sweetness, old barrel, fills your mouth, very elegant and round, with a feel of class and longevity. Long finish, complex light balsamic with cloves and tamed tannins. One for very special occasions if you like classic Riojas.
a lovely suprise
i am a big fan of the ardanza reserva so was delighted to discover this as their gran reserva offering. supple and delicious very enjoyable on it's own.
Un gran vino, con todas las características de un magnifico Rioja, potente, sedoso, fino, con un punto justo de madera y que no deja de sorprenderte a medida que la botella va llegando a su fin.
Je gardais un bon souvenir de Arana que j'ai connu quand je vivais en Espagne. Je n'ai pas été déçue, ça reste une valeur sûre
|Ageing period||36 months|
|Type of wood||American oak|
La Rioja Alta
La Rioja Alta is one of Rioja's historic wineries, creator of such emblematic brands as Viña Ardanza, Viña Arana, Viña Alberdi, Gran Reserva 890 and Gran Reserva 904. All of their wines are excellent and clearly exemplify what it means to be a great Rioja classic these days, in present times. Their wines are elegant, complex and sophisticated like those of the past, but with more body, colour and robustness, wines adapted to the gastronomical demands of...