La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904, Red Wine (90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano) is a superb blend of Tempranillo from the villages of Briñas, Labastida and Villalba with 10% Graciano from Briones and Rodezno. The grapes were destemmed and crushed and fermented in stainless steel for 18 days at 25 C. Malolactic fermentation was spontaneous and lasted 38 days.
The wine is marked by a long aging in used American oak barrels following the most strict Riojan tradition.
Red cherry with ruby border of medium layer, clean and bright. Very intense in the nose and with a nice bouquet of balsamic notes: almonds, mint chocolate, vanilla and roasted fruits that give way to notes of fruits in jam. Good structure in the mouth, balanced, pleasant acidity, soft tannins round and very sweet that leave a long and complex aftertaste. Excellent to enjoy now, although the time in the bottle will continue rounding its fine bouquet.
Optimun comsuptiom over the next 20 years if kept in top condition. Excellent wine to accompany the second courses of a meal and desserts with chocolate.
A great classic, a complex wine and long aging, with great capacity of guard and potential. It is the wine of the great moments that also has taken advantage of an excellent 2005 vintage, condition that has led to obtain a wine of high aromatic complexity and good structure in the mouth.
On 10 July 1890, five Basque and Rioja winemakers gave birth to what is known as the Barrio de la Estación de Haro, the “La Rioja Alta Winery”.
Then began an exciting business venture in which those founders had as only illusion the elaboration and upbringing of quality wines. To this end they hired the French winemaker Alfonso Vigier, who took over the technical direction.
In 1941 the company acquires its definitive name: La Rioja Alta, S.A. A year later it was registered the mark that more reputation has given to this house: the “Viña Ardanza”. Since then, La Rioja Alta has always defended the creative spirit of those entrepreneurs who started the history of the winery in 1890.