Red Wine Viña Arana Gran Reserva 2014
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Regular Price: €24.90
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We are proud to introduce the first vintage of Viña Arana Gran Reserva, a wine which completes the collection of Gran Reservas produced by La Rioja Alta, alongside the legendary Gran Reserva 890 and Gran Reserva 904.
This confidential red wine from La Rioja completed both fermentations in stainless steel tanks. After that, it was transferred into 3rd year American oak barrels built in the winery's own cooperage, and aged for 3 years. During the process, Viña Arana Gran Reserva 2014 was racked every 6 months.
Finally, the wine was bottled on April 2018, and was further aged until May 2020.
This sophisticated Rioja Gran Reserva is produced only in exceptional vintages.
Around 80,000 bottles produced.
Aerate 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Viña Arana Gran Reserva is bright cherry with a garnet rim.
This blend of Tempranillo and Graciano smells of cherries and damson, intertwined with notes of cinnamon, vanilla, toffee and moka. Hints of Havanna cigars and Moroccan leather impart an old-school charm to the nose, which also suggests some toasted and smokey notions.
Intense and surprisingly fresh, with a remarkable balance, an excellent definition, and a somewhat understated character. Ssucculent black fruit, a balsamic and earthy note, and some spicy and floral nuances. Acidity is first-class, and the tannins of this Gran Reserva of Bodega La Rioja Alta are as smooth as silk. Long, spicy finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Elegant, complex and lively, Viña Arana Gran Reserva 2014 is a sensational addition to the portfolio of Bodega La Rioja Alta.
Viña Arana Gran Reserva 2012:
First vintage. Enterwine 94. Decanter 97. Peñín 96. James Suckling 95. Parker 91+.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||36|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 94%, Graciano 6%.|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Birds, Chocolate, Civet, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|