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Red Wine Martelo Reserva 2019

Reserva red wine from La Rioja. Tempranillo with a droplet of Mazuela, Grenache and Viura aged for 24 months in American and French oak barrels.

Reserva. 24 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Viura, Grenache Red, Mazuela, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Torre de Oña
P 94/94+ ñ 94 94 94

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: €28.10

Special Price €23.80

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Made by bodega Torre de Oña, a brand of Grupo La Rioja Alta, the wine Martelo Reserva is produced from vines grown in Páganos, near the village of Laguardia, in some of the best terroirs of Rioja Alavesa.

It is worth noting that this Spanish red wine is only produced in the vintages considered outstanding by the company's head winemaker, Julio Sáenz.

Made basically from Tempranillo, the variety is complemented with small amounts of Mazuela, Grenache and Viura, which together make for 5% of the final blend. The grapes come from over 60-year-old vineyards located on 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 7 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 98 days.

Finally, the red wine Martelo Reserva 2016 was aged for 24 month in the barrels, with 4 rackings along the process.

Intense and terroir-oriented, this red wine from Rioja Alavesa will pair excellently with hearty dishes.

Additional Information
Additional Information
Appearance

Clean and bright, the red wine Martelo Reserva is high ruby with a garnet rim.

Nose

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. 

Palate

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 2019 with game dishes, casseroles and cold cuts.

OTHER VINTAGES

Martelo Reserva 2016:

Enterwine 94. Parker 95. Peñín 94. T. Atkin 93. James Suckling 93.

Martelo Reserva 2015:

Enterwine 93. Parker 94/94+. Guía Peñín 94. T. Atkin 94. Decanter WWA 2021 - 88 points & Bronze Medal.

Martelo Reserva 2014:

Enterwine 93. Parker 94. Guía Peñín 94. T. Atkin 94.

Year 2019
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 24
Parker's Score 94/94+
Peñin Score 94
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Other guides Guía Proensa 98. T. Atkin 93.
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
Reviews
3 Reviews
Wow! Great value.
Value
Layers of subtle fruits. Complex in the nicest way. A silky red. An ideal impressive gift. But keep some bottles for yourself. You will love it.
My rating : 95 points
Review by (Posted on 17 March 2023)
Terrific 2016 Reserva
Value
I have drank this 2016 Reserva wine twice now, the last time with Christmas dinner 2022, and both times I am stunned by its quality for its price. The high scores by the pro's are very justified and I, plus 3 more members of my family, do fully agree with them!
Review by (Posted on 20 January 2023)
loved it
Value
Pleasurable and refined, exquisite wine.
Review by (Posted on 31 August 2021)
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