Red Wine Remírez de Ganuza Gran Reserva 2011

Red wine from Rioja made from Tempranillo, Graciano, Viura and Malvasía. Aged for 40 months in oak.
Gran Reserva. 40 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Malvasía, Viura, Graciano, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Remírez de Ganuza
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Availability: In stock

€88.50
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If there are wines that transcend time, then Remírez de Ganuza Gran Reserva may well be one of them.

Crucially, this Spanish red wine comes from one of La Rioja's best terroirs. Moreover, this Rioja Gran Reserva was exquisitely crafted by its winemaker, Fernando Remírez de Ganuza, a purebred riojano who knows the region inside out.

Made from 86% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, and 4% Viura and Malvasía, coming from over 60-year-old vineyards, the hand-picked, scrupulously selected grapes were destemmed, cold-macerated and fermented in 7,000 l. wooden vats.

After that, Remírez de Ganuza Gran Reserva 2011 was drawn-off and transferred into new French oak barrels (88%) and American oak barrels (12%), where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 40 months. Finally, this Gran Reserva red wine was aged for some years in the bottle before its release.

Decant this red wine from La Rioja by Remírez de Ganuza a minimum of 2 hours before drinking.

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Appearance

The wine Remírez de Ganuza Gran Reserva has a lavish, high cherry robe with a beautiful violet rim.

Nose

Entrancing aromas of black truffle, overgrowth, red and black fruit, blue flowers and incense, stemming from some of the purest Tempranillo and Graciano vineyards in all of Rioja. Some toasted notes, ever-evolving mineral hints, and some spicy and earthy overtones. Enthralling.

Palate

As smooth, classy and deep as it gets, Remírez de Ganuza Gran Reserva exhibits some luscious fruit, accompanied by some amazing mineral and graphite notes, alongside touches of Moroccan leather and Havana cigars. Superb tannins, a rock-solid acidity that promises a long life ahead, and unending finish with a long aftertaste of pepper, cinnamon and vanilla.

Our personal opinion

There is no doubt that Remírez de Ganuza Gran Reserva 2011 is one of the brightest stars of modern Rioja.

OTHER VINTAGES

Remírez de Ganuza Gran Reserva 2007:

Enterwine 95. Parker 94.

Remírez de Ganuza Gran Reserva 2004:

Parker 100. Enterwine 95.

Year 2011
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18º
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Ageing Gran Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 40
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 86%, Graciano 10%, 4% de Viura y Malavasía.
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you can, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner
Reviews
2 Reviews
Best Rioja
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The best Rioja I have tasted. Top level!
Review by (Posted on 25 March 2019)
ganuza
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Gobsmackingly good. I guess it will peak in about 10 years.
Review by (Posted on 13 December 2018)
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