Red Wine Viña Arana Reserva 2011

Red wine made La Rioja from Tempranillo and Mazuelo aged for 3 years in barrels.
Reserva. 36 Months in American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Mazuela, Tempranillo,
Wineries: La Rioja Alta
P 91 ñ 93 92 93
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Product Description

A stupendous Spanish red wine with a wonderfully traditional character, Viña Arana Reserva is produced by La Rioja Alta.

Made from grapevines over 30 years of age located at the very heart of La Rioja, it is made mostly from Tempranillo, complemented with 5% Mazuelo which brings acidity and aromatic complexity to the wine.

Deemed "Excellent" by the Rioja regulatory board, the 2011 vintage was harvested in October. Once in the cellar, the grapes were spontaneously fermented in deposits. The malolactic fermentation lasted up to 75 days.

After that, this red wine from Rioja was aged for 36 months in American oak barrels built at the winery's own cooperage. The wine was drawn off every 6 months.

Finally, Viña Arana Reserva 2011 was aged for a further 42 months in the bottle prior to its release.

Drink until 2026.

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The red wine Viña Arana Reserva has a medium cherry-coloured robe with an orangeish rim.


Well-structured and intense, this Reserve red wine from La Rioja exhibits some very clera notes of red and black fruit, nuanced by aromas of vanilla, clove and toffee. There are also some balsamic notions of cedar, tobacco and toast over an earthy background.


Gentle and mature, this red wine by La Rioja Alta has a silky, smooth body and a nice balance between fruit and oak. Remembrances of toast, dry earth, spices and balsam. Very good acidity, excellent balance and savoury tannins. Long ending with a nice complexity.

Our personal opinion

A classic among classics, Viña Arana Reserva 2011is magnificent with roasted meats.


Viña Arana Reserva 2009:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 94. Parker 90.

Viña Arana Reserva 2008:

Enterwine 92.

Viña Arana Reserva 2006:

Peñín 93. Parker 92.

Year 2011
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 36
Parker's Score 91
Peñin Score 93
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 93
Other guides J. Suckling: 93 puntos.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 95%, Mazuelo 5%
Pairings Birds, Cod, Cold meats, Mushrooms, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Rosted piglet, Sautéed vegitables, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
4 Reviews
like Arana
Unimpeachable, bulletproof Rioja. Utterly pleasurable.
Review by (Posted on 8 March 2019)
reserve aranan
Thought I've been unfaithful to it many times, Rioja remains my first and only true wine love.
Review by (Posted on 14 June 2018)
I love the typical Rioja notes of Havanna tobacco, leather and cranberries. A supple, fresh red wine.
Review by (Posted on 17 November 2017)
Good times
This is like Bach for musicians. Once in a while, you have to return to recalibrate your system and put your feet on solid ground.
Review by (Posted on 14 November 2017)
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