Red Wine Martelo Reserva 2014
Reserva red wine from La Rioja. Tempranillo with 5% of Mazuela, Grenache and Viura aged for 24 months in American and French oak barrels.
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It is worth noting that this Spanish red wine is only produced in the vintages considered outstanding by head winemaker Julio Sáenz.
Made basically from Tempranillo, the main variety is nuanced by Mazuela, Grenache and Viura, which amount for a 5% of the final blend. All come from over 60-year-old vineyards, grown in mild slopes oriented north-south, a fact which allows for an slow, steady ripening of the fruit.
The grapes were picked by hand and refrigerated on arriving at the cellar. Then they were destemmed, gently crushed and cold-macerated for 9 days to enhance the expression of their aromatic compounds. After completing alcoholic fermentation, this reserva red wine was transferred into 80% new American oak barrels, and 20% new French oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation was carried out for over 96 days.
Finally, Martelo Reserva 2014 was aged for 24 month in the barrels, with 4 rackings along the process. It was botted in July 2017.
Intense and terroir-oriented, this reserva red wine from Rioja Alavesa will pair excellently with hearty dishes.
Clean and bright, Martelo Reserva is red ruby, with a garnet rim.
Deep and complex, this blend of Tempranillo, Mazuela, Grenache and Viura smells of sour cherries, mulberries and blackcurrants, with a nice, original note of rhubarb. There is a subtle background of clove, vanilla, licorice and dark chocolate, and some remembrances of herbs and dry earth.
This wine from bodega Torre de Oña displays a classic elegance, with noblesse, freshness and an excellent definition. Bridled tannins, crisp acidity and long, complex finish, with some spicy and balsamic remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
We suggest that you combine the red wine Martelo Reserva 2014 with game dishes, casseroles and cold cuts.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||24|
|Other guides||Tim Atkin 94.|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 95%, Garnacha, Mazuela y Viura 5%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Civet, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Poultry, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Stuffed Chicken|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|