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La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Reserva 2011

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La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Reserva 2011
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SKU 890841002048


Appearance: Nice cherry red color, good layer, with marked pink edges. Aroma: The nose stands out for its aromatic intensity, ripe black fruit notes that give way to an elegant range of balsamic notes, tobacco leaf, caramel, vanilla and chocolate. Flavor: This new Viña Arana stands out in the mouth for its freshness and a balanced acidity, its soft tannins and pleasant structure that provides a cheerful and elegant step in the mouth. The time in bottle will endow you with an elegant and complex bouquet. Pairing: Recommended with appetizers, rice and vegetables, birds and feather hunting, fish stews, creamy cheeses and little cured.
Category Red Wine
Region Spain, Rioja
Brand La Rioja Alta
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Wine AdvocateThe sleek and polished 2011 Viña Arana is mostly Tempranillo with 5% Mazuelo from vineyards in Rodezno and Labastida. The destemmed and crushed grapes fermented in stainless steel followed by a slow malolactic. The wine matured in used, neutral American oak barrels for three years. It's very balsamic, possibly from the extended élevage, with aromas of cigar ash, incense, noble woods, vanilla and cocoa. The palate is polished, with resolved tannins and nice, integrated acidity. 150,000 bottles produced. It's been in bottle since July 2015. They uncorked a bottle of the 1985, and the wine was lively with a developed nose, great complexity and a velvety palate. It's a wine that ages very well.

Luis Gutierrez, February 28, 2018