La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva 2011


 

Despite water shortages during the first few months, the vines in the upper areas of Rioja managed to attain a balanced canopy thanks to accumulated reserves. The end of the growing cycle was marked by sunny days and cool nights, a temperature gap that benefited grape ripening up to harvest. Magnificent colour component, significant polyphenol load and an outstanding condition resulted in wines that were particularly suitable for long aging. This vintage was officially rated “Excellent”.

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La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva 2011

 

Despite water shortages during the first few months, the vines in the upper areas of Rioja managed to attain a balanced canopy thanks to accumulated reserves. The end of the growing cycle was marked by sunny days and cool nights, a temperature gap that benefited grape ripening up to harvest. Magnificent colour component, significant polyphenol load and an outstanding condition resulted in wines that were particularly suitable for long aging. This vintage was officially rated “Excellent”.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Taste 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.
Fact Sheet
Grape Variety Tempranillo (89%) from vines over 60 years old planted in Briñas, Rodezno and Villalba, and Graciano (11%) from their Montecillo vineyard in the municipality of Fuenmayor.
Vintage 2011
Food Matching
Food Matching Main courses, all kinds of meats, stews and desserts with chocolate. Ideal as an after-dinner drink.
Awards and/or Press Quotes
James Suckling 96/100

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