Red Wine Remírez de Ganuza Reserva 2012

Red wine from La Rioja. Tempranillo, Graciano, Viura and Malvasía aged for 26 months in oak barrels and for 24 months in the bottle.

Reserva. 26 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
P 92 ñ 95 93 94

Availability: In stock

€53.95
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The exquisite Remírez de Ganuza Reserva is produced by one of modern Rioja's most prestigious producers.

Made from a blend of Tempranillo (85%), Graciano (10%) and 5% Viura and Malvasía, the grapes used to craft this Spanish red wine come from vines 60 years of age on average.

The vineyards are planted in plots composed of clay-limestone soils, scattered over several towns around the area of Sierra Cantabria.

As always with Remírez de Ganuza, this Rioja Reserva was vinified with an almost fanatical attention to detail. After a meticulous selection, the destemmed grapes - selected only from the "shoulders" of the grape bunches - were fermented in 7,000 litre French oak vats.

The malolactic fermentation of Remírez de Ganuza Reserva took place in new French oak barrels. Once completed, this red wine from La Rioja was aged for 26 months in 90% French and 10% American oak barrels. Finally, it was aged for 24 months in the bottle before its release.

Decant Remírez de Ganuza Reserva 2012 a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

 
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Appearance

The wine Remírez de Ganuza Reserva has a clean, bright, dark cherry-coloured robe with a reddish rim.

Nose

Intense, deep and really complex, this reserve red wine from Remírez de Ganuza suggests some notes of toast, juicy aromas of black fruit - bilberries and mulberries -, Eastern spices, Havanna cigars, dim smokey and balsamic nuances, underbrush, flowers and some earthy and mineral notions.

Palate

Full of life and lavish, this reserve red wine from La Rioja is full of juicy red fruit, with the purest cocoa notes, some wild berries, a bouquet of flowers, spices and some mineral undertones. Silky textured, with a superb acidity and some smooth tannins. Very long, delicately toasted finish.

Our personal opinion

As always, Remírez de Ganuza Reserva 2012 is elegant, age-worthy and deep. A truly great, modern-style Rioja.

OTHER VINTAGES

Remírez de Ganuza Reserva 2011:

Enterwine 92. Parker 92. Peñín 95.

Remírez de Ganuza Reserva 2010:

Enterwine 94. Parker 95. Peñín 94.

Remírez de Ganuza Reserva 2009:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93. Peñín 93.

Remírez de Ganuza Reserva 2008:

Parker 93. Peñín 94. Enterwine 93.

Remírez de Ganuza Reserva 2007:

Parker 90. Peñín 94.

Year 2012
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 26
Parker's Score 92
Peñin Score 95
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 94
Other guides Tim Atkin 95
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 90%, Graciano 5%, Viura y Malvasía 5%.
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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I don't know why I have spent so much money and time hunting for Bordeaux and Burgundies when you can drink something this good for a fraction of the price. Review by Bravo Mr. Remirez!! (Posted on 25/07/2018)
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Hats off to the people who made this wine for making my life wonderful for 3 hours. Review by Landlord (Posted on 19/01/2018)
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