SPAIN: RIOJA

BODEGAS RIOJANAS

The Artacho family had a deep wine tradition when in 1890 they founded Bodegas Riojanas together with Rafael Carreras. Signs of this tradition are the stone door built in 1799 to provide access to the family vineyards and is now preserved at the entrance to our winery, and very specially the prizes awarded to their wines before that foundation, as the golden of the Universal Exposition in Barcelona in 1888.

Bodegas Riojanas controls more than 300 hectares of vineyard. From the best vineyards in Cenicero, San Vicente de la Sonsierra and nearby towns. The red grape par excellence in Rioja is Tempranillo, but Bodegas Riojanas also has one of the largest areas dedicated to Mazuelo and Graciano within the Denomination, varieties that provide greater personality to their wines. The different plots of vineyards are situated on clay-limestone soils, of Miocene origin, suitable for producing the highest quality.

Region: Rioja, Spain |  url: bodegasriojanas.com

2014 Vina Albina Crianza Rioja

Very bright, clean wine. Violet colour with bluish tinges indicating freshness and youth. Intense and perfumed. Initial notes of carbonic maceration giving way to floral aromas accompanied by fruits of the forest. Bright, crisp, easy entry into the mouth. Prominent flavors of recently harvested fruits

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2011 Vina Albina Gran Reserva

Very bright, clean wine. Violet colour with bluish tinges indicating freshness and youth. Intense and perfumed. Initial notes of carbonic maceration giving way to floral aromas accompanied by fruits of the forest. Bright, crisp, easy entry into the mouth. Prominent flavors of recently harvested fruits

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2008 Vina Albina Gran Reserva

Very bright, clean wine. Violet colour with bluish tinges indicating freshness and youth. Intense and perfumed. Initial notes of carbonic maceration giving way to floral aromas accompanied by fruits of the forest. Bright, crisp, easy entry into the mouth. Prominent flavors of recently harvested fruits

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2010 Monte Real Reserva

Very bright, clean wine. Violet colour with bluish tinges indicating freshness and youth. Intense and perfumed. Initial notes of carbonic maceration giving way to floral aromas accompanied by fruits of the forest. Bright, crisp, easy entry into the mouth. Prominent flavors of recently harvested fruits

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2008 Monte Real Gran Reserva

Very bright, clean wine. Violet colour with bluish tinges indicating freshness and youth. Intense and perfumed. Initial notes of carbonic maceration giving way to floral aromas accompanied by fruits of the forest. Bright, crisp, easy entry into the mouth. Prominent flavors of recently harvested fruits

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2001 Monte Real Gran Reserva

Very bright, clean wine. Violet colour with bluish tinges indicating freshness and youth. Intense and perfumed. Initial notes of carbonic maceration giving way to floral aromas accompanied by fruits of the forest. Bright, crisp, easy entry into the mouth. Prominent flavors of recently harvested fruits

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1998 Monte Real Gran Reserva

Very bright, clean wine. Violet colour with bluish tinges indicating freshness and youth. Intense and perfumed. Initial notes of carbonic maceration giving way to floral aromas accompanied by fruits of the forest. Bright, crisp, easy entry into the mouth. Prominent flavors of recently harvested fruits

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SENDERO ROYAL

100% Tempranillo — At a high 530 meters in the Cidacos Valley (Rioja Baja), bordered by pine forests.  Soils are among the oldest in Rioja with extensive Dinosaur fossils.

Region: Rioja, Spain  |  Winemaker: Javier Rodriguez  |  url: www.senderoroyal.com

2015 Sendero Royal

Intense red colour with violet iridescences. Nose of anise and wild flowers with red ripe fruits reminiscences.

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2012 Sendero Royal Crianza

Very bright, clean wine. Violet colour with bluish tinges indicating freshness and youth. Intense and perfumed. Initial notes of carbonic maceration giving way to floral aromas accompanied by fruits of the forest. Bright, crisp, easy entry into the mouth. Prominent flavors of recently harvested fruits

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FERNANDEZ DE PIEROLA

The Fernández de Piérola winery was founded in 1996 with the aim of producing quality wines with a personality different from the standardized taste of most Rioja wines. With these two objectives in mind, we established our small family winery, from the family vineyards we own in Moreda (Rioja Alavesa), a traditional winemaking region. The philosophy of ‘pago’, of correlation vineyard – wine, is fundamental in our judgment in order for the wines to acquire their distinctive personality and to reflect the singular characteristics where they come from.

Region: Rioja, Spain |  url: www.pierola.com

2011 Crianza

Deep, intense cherry red color. With a powerful nose with intense notes of ripe wild berries (blackberries) and hints of cedar and vanilla; all very nicely blended. Impressive attack in the mouth. Meaty and exceptionally well-balanced, with notes of stewed fruit over a background of toasted wood accompanied by supple tannins. Persistent aftertaste with a marked personality.

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