Rioja Vega Tempranillo Blanco Reserva 2015

RIOJ335
A rich, intense and complex wine from this renowned producer .
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Spain
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
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£44.99
 

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

Brilliant gold in colour with subtle green hues. Rich, intense and complex bouquet full of nuances. Aromas of tea and honey, with subtle smokiness. Hints of oak from barrel ageing. Unctuous with a long persistent finish and an elegant hint of minerality.

Food Matches

Aperitifs, patés, and rich cheeses. Risottos and seafood. Fruity desserts.

Vinification

Selection at the vineyard. Light destemming to avoid damaging the berries. Fermentation in French and Hungarian oak barrels for 34 days. Aged on lees for 5 months. Traditional ageing and racking in French oak barrels for 14 months. Matured in bottle at the cellar for 10 months before release. Bottles produced: 839 numbered bottles.

Press Comments

MASTERS - The Drinks Business, Rioja Masters 2021.