Details for Viña Arana Reserva 2011
Bottle size and vintage
Viña Arana came out in 1974, taking the name of the then vice-president, Don José María de Arana y Aizpurua. At a more affordable price and the most modest of the company's Reservas, Viña Arana is distinguished by its elegant acidity and the smoothness of its tannins. A Tempranillo and Mazuelo blend and aged for three years in American oak, it's an aromatic wine, with notes of crystallised fruit, wild strawberries and blueberries, balsamic touches and hints of fine wood.
Small game / Lamb stews / Grilled meat
- Ageing period:36 months
- Barrel age:Used
- Type of wood:American oak
- Optimum serving temperature:16ºC
- Decanting:Aeration is recommended
Different but very enjoyable !
Only drunk one bottle to try as I am still drinking the 2008 Arana ... and very different, the 2008 is lighter and more elegant the 2011 is 'beefier' but with plenty of fruit so in balance, but definitely more of a Winter wine. So given the weather I guess I should have ordered more ! ... cheersby: paul rogers (06/09/2019) - Vintage 2011
Time will tell
Still a hint of ruby and no pronounced nose. After 1 hour breathing softer . Could take to 2021 to mature..by: Gardien (18/06/2019) - Vintage 2011
Toujours égal a lui même,sur un gigot c'est superbe! A recommander sans modération! Attention a la taille de la bouteille a la commande!!!by: alexander (08/01/2019) - Vintage 2011
muy bueon correlación calida-precio
el vino tiene siempre muy bueno correlación calidad precio. Aroma fruta, tabaco, cuero y especias. Boca-taninos maduros. Color cereza oscuroby: Richard Pavry (13/06/2018) - Vintage 2009
Great value for one of my favourite wines
Great value for one of my favourite wines from Rioja Alta. Fast delivery and the wine is in good condition. Many thanks !
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 940. 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 today. In short, great...