Red Wine Viña Arana Gran Reserva 2016

Gran Reserva red wine from La Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo and Graciano aged for 36 months in barrels.
Gran Reserva. 36 Months in American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Graciano, Tempranillo,
Wineries: La Rioja Alta
P 93 ñ 96 94 95

Availability: In stock

Product Description

We are proud to present the new vintage of the wine Viña Arana Gran Reserva, a wine which completes the collection of Gran Reservas produced by Bodega La Rioja Alta, alongside the legendary Gran Reserva 890 and Gran Reserva 904.

This outstanding Spanish red wine from La Rioja is produced from Tempranillo and Graciano (5%) vines over 40 years old, which were meticulously harvested and selected on site and in the cellar.

After completing both fermentations in stainless steel tanks, the wine was transferred into 3rd and 4th year American oak barrels built in the winery's own cooperage, and aged for 3 years. During the process, the wine Viña Arana Gran Reserva 2016 was racked every 6 months.

Finally, this red wine from La Rioja was bottled in July 2021, and kept in the cellar for a minimum of 30 months.

This exquisite Gran Reserva red wine is produced only in exceptional vintages.

Aerate 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Viña Arana Gran Reserva is medium ruby 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 age-worthy, the wine Viña Arana Gran Reserva 2016 merges the traditional and the new Rioja,


Viña Arana Gran Reserva 2014:

Enterwine 94. Decanter 2021: Gold Medal 96 points. J. Suckling: 95 points. T. Atkin: 94 points. Vivir el Vino: 97 points.

Viña Arana Gran Reserva 2014:

Enterwine 94. Parker 90. Guía Peñín 95. Decanter 96. J. Suckling 95.

Viña Arana Gran Reserva 2012:

First vintage. Enterwine 94. Decanter 97. Peñín 96. James Suckling 95. Parker 91+.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Gran Reserva
Type of ageing Months in American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 36
Parker's Score 93
Peñin Score 96
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 95
Other guides J. Suckling: 95.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 95%, Graciano 5%.
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
2 Reviews
I agree with Goggins
Indeed this is a very good quality wine and I love drinking it.
Review by (Posted on 11 December 2022)
excellent wine
5 stars for sure. Less oaky than expected, with real nuance and intricacy.
Review by (Posted on 1 June 2021)
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