Rioja Vega Semi Crianza

RIOJ270
This is a fantastic, fruit driven Rioja from our main Rioja agency. A short time in oak gives it lots of fruit character with just a hint of the oak in the background.
£6.99
Save £1.00
Usual Price £7.99
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Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
80% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo, 15% Garnacha.
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Spain
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork

Producer and Tasting Notes


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

This is without doubt one of the best value Rioja's I have tasted. On the nose it has aromas of cherry, redcurrant and a touch of vanilla. The palate is incredibly smooth with layers of chocolate, blackberry and damson. On the finish there is some lovely softness and the wine has great balance especially given its price.

Food Matches

Lamb Shanks slow cooked in garlic & rosemary.