Red Wine Viña Ardanza Reserva 2016
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The new vintage of Viña Ardanza Reserva of bodega La Rioja Alta is as interesting as the previous ones.
As usual, this blended Spanish red wine from La Rioja is made from Tempranillo and Grenache.
The Tempranillo grapes are sourced from two 30-year-old vineyards: “La Cuesta” and “Montecillo”, located in the towns of Fuenmayor and Cenicero, Rioja Alta. The Grenache comes from a vineyard at 550 metres of altitude located in Tudelilla, Rioja Baja.
Vinification and ageing of each varietal were carried out separately. The Tempranillo spent 36 months in 4th year American oak barrels, while Grenache was aged for 30 months in 2nd and 3rd year American oak. Manual racking was performed 5 times throughout the winemaking process.
Finally, Viña Ardanza Reserva 2016 was bottled in June 2020 and aged for some time in the bottle before hitting the market.
It is advisable to decant this Reserva red wine from La Rioja 40 minutes before drinking.
The wine Viña Ardanza Reserva is medium ruby with a brick rim.
This blend of Tempranillo and Grenache shows a quintessential Rioja Style. Delicate ageing nuances: chocolate, arabica coffee beans, cocoa, vanilla and spicy notes of white pepper and clove. The wine also suggests deep aromas of black fruit with hints of tobacco and fine leather.
After a gentle, smooth entrance, this wine from La Rioja Alta shows a generous, yet supple body. Ripe red fruit, some balsamic notes, undergrowth and hints of liquorice and Jamaica pepper. Excellent balance with gentle, well-integrated tannins and a tight structure. Great length and a complex aftertaste of sandalwood and Eastern spices.
|Our personal opinion||Drinking Viña Ardanza Reserva 2016 is like having a conversation with a good old friend.|
Viña Ardanza Reserva 2015:
Enterwine 93. Parker 94. Guía Peñín 94. J. Suckling 96.
Viña Ardanza Reserva 2012:
Enterwine 93. Parker 94. Guía Peñin 93. T. Atkin 93. 94 puntos Decanter 94. J. Suckling 95.
Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial 2010:
Enterwine 93. James Suckling 96. Parker 95. Tim Atkin 95. Peñín 94. Wine Spectator 94.
Viña Ardanza Reserva 2009:
Enterwine 93. Parker 92+. Peñín 92.
Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008:
75th Anniversary of the first vintage.
Parker 93. Peñín 93. Enterwine 93.
Viña Ardanza Reserva 2007:
Parker 94. Peñín 93. Enterwine 92.
Viña Ardanza Reserva 2005:
Great vintage. Parker 94. Peñín 93. Tanzer 92. Wine Spectator 92.
Viña Ardanza Reserva 2004:
Parker 93. Peñín 92.
|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|
|Other guides||J. Suckling 95. Guía Proensa 95.|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 80%, Garnacha Tinta 20%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegitables sauces|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
To be able to drink
wines like this
and to share with our beloved ones
while we are in good health...
Good balance and very complex.
I am sure that I will repeat.