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Rioja Vega Reserva 130 Aniversario 2006

RIOJ110
Released only in exceptional vintages and to commemorate 130 years of winemaking at Rioja Vega.
Type:
Vintage:
2006
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
75% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo, 20% Graciano
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Spain
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2020
Closure Type:
Cork
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£32.99
 

Rioja Vega

Initially started as the dream of one man, Don Felipe Ugalde in 1882, this winery has seen ongoing growth and development over the years. Don’s aim was simple, to be one of the countries most prestigious Bodega’s. Although his winery passed down the family line, it was through marriage that it became united with Bodegas Muerza, hence losing its identity. Today it is owned by the group Principe de Viana who acquired it in 1983 providing investment in new equipment, staff and in 2001 a new winery, 10km outside Logrono, complete with an underground ageing cellar. The new cellars incorporated modern equipment such as self-weighing hoppers, pneumatic presses and self-emptying stainless steel vats. This level of development has allowed not only the fruit from their own vineyards to be processed but also that of surrounding contract growers so that it has been able to produce this range of great value for money wines.

Tasting Notes

The nose displays an array of aromas: very ripe fruit, chocolate, liquor, jam, applesauce, toast bread, coconut, toast aromas, cedar wood. The palate has beautiful length and incredible depth of flavour with an undertone of vanilla from the American oak.

Food Matches

How about clam, chorizo & white bean stew.?

Press Comments

Silver – Sommelier Wine Awards, 2016: JKS Restaurants' Sunaina Sethi 'loved it', finding it: 'Sophisticated, developed, elegant, well-rounded, with lovely ripe fruit, tannin well integrated and evidence of age, secondary and savoury characteristics on modern but classic foundations.'