Wine: Red, Reserva 2007
Variety: 92% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano and 2% Maturana Tinta
D.O.: Calificada Rioja
Alcohol degree: 14% vol.
Total acidity: 6.2 g/L Tartaric Acid
Harvest Date: 3rd week of September
Bottling Date: January 2010
Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with temperature control. Maceration 17 days
Aeging: 24 months in French oak tree barrels
Colour: High intensity, cherry red colour with violet rim. Abundant leg, dense and coloured.
Nose: High intensity, with a big complexity and elegance in the aromatic nucleus, the mineral and red & black fruits showing up, incense reminiscenses. All this goes together with the fine wood notes from the French oak tree, as vanilla, cedar, mild tobacco and spices.
Tasting: In the initial phase in mouth, it shows an excellent smoothness and volume, developing a delicate tannic structure wich makes it tasty and savoury. The freshness from the Graciano makes it more balanced concerning the alcohol, showing a very long aftertaste and a pleasant final. The aftertaste comes with spicy, fruity and wood notes.
Food pairing: Medium-aged cheeses. Stewed red meats, roast lamb and game dishes ( roe deer) , strong and powerful stews like red beans with pork.
Serve at: Between 16/18ºC