Red Wine Proelio Reserva 2017
Reserva red wine from La Rioja. Blend of old-vines Tempranillo, Grenache and Graciano aged for 18 months in French oak barrels and oak vats and for 20 months in the bottle.
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Aged 50 to 80, the low-yielding vineyards are at altitudes between 460 and 720 metres above sea level. Each variety is planted in a different type of soil: calcareous silt, iron-rich clay and calcareous sand. This fact gives an impressive complexity to this Spanish red wine.
On arriving at the winemaking facilities, the hand-picked grapes of Tempranillo and Graciano were fully destemmed, whereas the Grenache grapes were fermented whole bunch. The grapes were fermented in oak vats with wild yeasts and periodic stirrings.
Then this red wine from La Rioja was gently pressed and completed malolactic fermentation in concrete tanks and Bordeaux barrels.
Finally, the red wine Proelio Reserva 2017 was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels and for 3 months in 4,000-litre wooden vats.
After being bottled, this Reserva red wine was aged for a further 20 months in the bottle.
Decant 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Proelio Reserva is deep ruby with a cherry-coloured hue on the rim.
The nose of this blend of Tempranillo, Grenache and Graciano is complex and nuanced. Wild strawberries, bilberries and blackcurrants, with enticing notes of pouch tobacco, sweet spices, dark chocolate and undergrowth.
Poised and full of nuance, this wine from Bodegas Palacios Vinos de Finca-Proelio has layers upon layers of flavour: wild berries, vanilla, liquorice, forest floor and dry earth. Sleek tannins, crisp acidity and a long balsamic finish with a gently sweet note.
|Our personal opinion||
A lush Rioja, Proelio Reserva 2017 should be known and appreciated.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Other guides||T. Atkin 91.|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 85%, Garnacha 10%, Graciano 5%.|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Mushrooms, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Steak Tartare|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner|