The period of aging in oak barrels and bottles must be a minimum of thirty-six months, with a minimum time of twelve months in oak barrels. Rioja red wines can range in flavours and styles from light, fresh, and fruity to tannic, deep, complex, and bold. Expect flavours of dark stone fruits (cherries and plums) with notes of herbs, leather, and vanilla. The wines tend to be dry and medium-bodied with moderate to high acidity.
Contents of Case:
2 x Rioja Vega - One of the most decorated wines in the range, the Reserva has the perfect balance between fruit and oak. This is where we begin to see more complexity of flavour. The nose has aromas of freshly picked berry fruits with a lovely hint of sweet vanilla. The palate is more intense in flavour with plum, blackcurrant leaf and tobacco aromas. Great balance and wonderful length on the finish. Delicious with a rack of lamb with a rosemary and manchego crust, roasted sweet potato and green beans.
2 x Vina Alberdi - An award winning rich, fruity, savoury medium-bodied Rioja Reserva with notes of vanilla, liquorice, sweet red cherry, raspberry, caramel and oak. Easy drinking, and pairs with rich stews, red meat, pork, and medium to mature cheeses.
2 x Vina Ardanza - One of the finest wines from The Haro estate, the award winning Viña Ardanza amazes with black pepper, truffles, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla and red berries on the nose with red berries, raspberries, vanilla, cloves and pepper on the palate. Pairs well with all red meats and medium to mature cheeses.