La Rioja Alta Vina Aardanza
14 in stock
Tempranillo: 80%, Grenache/Garnacha: 20%
Meat, Game, Cheese, Roast, Meatsnacks, Sausages
Color: Wine red ruby with orange trim.
Taste: The taste of wine is pleasant, seductive, with good structure, balanced acidity, sweet, polished tannins and a long finish, which felt notes of black fruit and spicy woody nuances.
Aroma: The wine has a clean, lively, intense aroma with notes of black fruits, coconut, black pepper and vanilla, complemented by balsamic and spicy nuances.
Gastronomy: Wine is the perfect accompaniment to grilled meats, roasts, small game, mature cheeses, cold meats and other dishes.
Critic Scores & User Ratings are based on an aggregated international Global Wine Score (GWS).
La Rioja Alta Vina Aardanza - Item Code: 08451
La Rioja Alta Vina Aardanza is a medium intensity, pomegranate red with cherry rim. The nose stands out for its fresh and spicy character, with notes of cherry, red currant and ripe strawberry, picked with notes of black pepper, sweet licorice, nutmeg, coffee, mocha and cinnamon. Intense and well balanced in the mouth, with soft freshness, pleasant structure and delicate elegant tannins. Silky finish, with a good finish, where sweet red fruit and balsamic notes give it a wide finish.
Pair this La Rioja Alta Vina Aardanza with roasted lamb, red meat, barbecue, thick game, spicy fish casseroles, smoked and aged cheese.
Quality always in evolution, elegance, innovation… They are the pillars on which the five founding families built our winery in 1890 and built a way of life, sensitivity and production of wines of the highest quality, which continue to evolve subtly, adapting perfectly to new tastes. Thus began a constant search for excellence; a search that continues with equal enthusiasm until the XXI century. We draw from the best of our winemaking tradition and wisdom – our own cooperage, hand-made cooperage, long ageing period, etc. – and combine it with the most modern winemaking technologies. Today, our wines are international examples of great wines from Rioja, and our brands are present in the best restaurants of all continents.
Rioja is undoubtedly the best wine producing region in Spain and one of the two regions classified under the Denominación de origen Classification (DOCa) system. Its two most important red grapes are Tempranillo and Garnacha.
Although Rioja red wines are highly appreciated, Spanish wines tend to offer a big bang for the dollar, which allows you to enjoy quality wine without breaking the bank!
Notes from the Producer: La Rioja Alta
Optimal ripening balance was achieved because to favorable weather that allowed for good canopy growth and plant health throughout the growing cycle. Fresh, delicate wines with a strong fruit load, extremely smooth, balanced tannins, and a remarkable ability to age were produced under these ideal circumstances.
Our Cuesta (Cenicero) and Montecillo (Fuenmayor) vineyards produce Tempranillo (78%) from 30-year-old vines. The Garnacha (22%) comes from La Pedriza, a 40-hectare farm in Tudelilla, Rioja Oriental, with ideal growth circumstances for this varietal.
“We began harvesting in mid-October. We physically picked the grapes and transported them to the winery in refrigerated trucks, where they were subjected to our stringent optical screening procedure, which examined each and every berry for the first time in the brand’s history. Malolactic fermentation ended at the end of the year, and alcoholic fermentation took place spontaneously. The selected wines were placed in barrels in March 2016 to begin maturing separately: the Tempranillo for 36 months, with six manual rackings, in American oak barrels averaging four years old; the Garnacha for 30 months, with five manual rackings, in American oak barrels with two and three wines. In September of this year, the final blend was bottled.”