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Viña Ardanza Reserva 2009

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Viña Ardanza Reserva 2009

Characteristics

  • Reserva. 36 Months in American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 13.5

Score

P 93/93+
Parker Score 93/93+
ñ 93
Peñín Score 93
92
Enterwine Score 92
93
Media rating 93

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The 2009 vintage of this Spanish red wine from Rioja, Viña Ardanza Reserva, was a very good one. After a rainy winter, a dry, hot summer allowed the grapes to ripen steadily and completely.

This Crianza red wine is a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Grenache. The 30-year-old Tempranillo grapes come from “La Cuesta” and “Montecillo” estates, located in the towns of Fuenmayor and Cenicero, Rioja Alta.

On the other hand, the Grenache comes from vineyards about 600 metres high near “La Pedriza” estate, in Tudelilla, Rioja Baja. The combination of elegant, high-acid Tempranillo and lush, juicy Grenache is an ideal one, as Tempranillo provides a solid skeleton and Grenache supplies the flesh.

Vinification and ageing of each varietal were carried out separately. 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 2009 was bottled in March 2014 and was aged for a further years in the bottle before its release.

A great Spanish red wine by La Rioja Alta. Drink now to 2024.

Decant 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Viña Ardanza Reserva has a medium, ruby-cherry coloured robe with a brick rim.

Nose

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. This wine by La Rioja Alta also suggests deep aromas of black fruit with hints of tobacco and fine leather.

Palate

After a gentle, smooth entrance, this reserve red wine from La Rioja 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

A classic Rioja. It never disappoints. Drinking Viña Ardanza Reserva 2009 is like having a conversation with a good old friend.

OTHER VINTAGES

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.

Year 2009
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 36
Parker Score 93/93+
Peñin Score 93
Our Score 92
Media rating 93
Other guides Tim Atkin: 95 puntos.
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
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
  1. For you and for me review by Penny Lane on 8/27/2018
    Value

    We are fortunate
    To be able to drink
    wines like this
    and to share with our beloved ones
    while we are in good health...

  2. ardanza review by In my life on 1/26/2018
    Value

    This is a wine to celebrate life. It has given me countless hours of happiness.

  3. Sense títol review by Adam Gray on 3/8/2016
    Value

    You're left with a wine that lingers long in the mouth and is truly one to savour.
    Good balance and very complex.
    I am sure that I will repeat.

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