2011 La Rioja Alta S.A Gran Reserva 904


FROM WINERY – Intense, deep cherry-red with a garnet-red rim. Intense and complex aromas, dominated by fruit (blackberry jam, raspberries and orange zest) that reveals underlying
spicy and balsamic notes of cigar box, cedar liquorice, cloves, chocolate mints and
toasted wood. Elegantly refined entry. Fresh and lively in the mouth, nicely balanced with polished, silky tannins and a gentle, delicate finish. Very long aftertaste,
with citrus and balsamic notes that provide long, complex final sensations.

Tempranillo (89%) from vines over 60 years
old planted in Briñas, Rodezno and Villalba,
and Graciano (11%) from our Montecillo
vineyard in the municipality of Fuenmayor.
The grapes were collected in boxes and
transported to the winery in refrigerated
vehicles to preserve all their integrity. After
destemming and light crushing, the grapes
were put in tanks where they underwent
alcoholic fermentation for 17 days. Batches
were selected and allowed to complete
malolactic fermentation naturally over 75
days. In June 2012, the wine was transferred
to four-and-a-half-year-old American oak
barrels (made in-house), where it stayed until
March 2015. During aging, the wine was
racked eight times using traditional barrel-tobarrel methods. The final blend was bottled in
November 2016.

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