Red Wine La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva 2011 Magnum
Gran Reserva red wine from La Rioja in magnum format. Blend of Tempranillo and Graciano aged for 4 years in barrels and 42 months in the bottle.
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We're happy to announce the arrival of the new vintage of La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva Magnum, the 1.5 liters format bottle of this remarkable Spanish red wine from bodega La Rioja Alta.
Produced only in outstanding vintages like the 2011 one, qualified as "Excellent" by the DOCa La Rioja regulatory board, this Rioja red wine is made from a blend of 89% Tempranillo, sorted from over 60-year-old vines, and 11% Graciano, coming from the exceptional Montecillo vineyards, located in the village of Fuenmayor.
Meticulously crafted following traditional methods, on arriving at the cellar the grapes were destemmed and gently crushed, after which they were fermented in stainless steel tanks for 17 days. Then a portion of this Gran reserva red wine completed malolactic fermentation in the diposits, a process which lasted about 75 days.
In June 2102, the best samples were transferred into 4th and 5th year American oak barrels (built in the cooperage of the winery), and aged for 4 years, during which period they were racked every 6 months. The wine was then blended and, after a period of 6 months, La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva 2011 Magnum was bottled in November 2016. Finally, it was aged for a further 42 months in the cellar before being released onto the market.
We suggest that you decant this Gran Reserva from La Rioja at least 1 hour before drinking.
Clean and bright, La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva Magnum is cherry red, with a ruby rim and some reddish glints.
Old-school in the best sense of the term, this blend of Tempranillo and Graciano opens with some enthralling forest floor notes, of a purity which is almost nebbiolo-ish. Vivid remembrances of Havanna cigars, ground coffee and licorice, with hints of bitter cocoa, herbs and spices. Fruit aromas are subtle, bringing to mind cranberries, sour cherries and mulberries.
Lifted, dignified and velvety-textured, this wine from bodega La Rioja Alta shows amazing balance and precision, with a steely acidity and ripe tannins. Still young, with impressive room for growth, the wine has a very long finish, with remembrances of aromatic herbs, wild berries, sandalwood and fine leather.
|Our personal opinion||
Magnificent as usual, La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva 2011 Magnum is a wine wich delights the palate and charms the soul.
|Bottle size||1,5 l|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||48|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 89%, Graciano 11%.|
|Pairings||Civet, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|