Type: Red Wine
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Code: RIOJ345
The wine comes from a 60 year old vineyard belonging to Rioja Vega and a second one, now 50 years old located on the slopes of the Sierra Cantabria. Warm days and cold nights ensure that the handpicked grapes offer rich, ripe fruit of outstanding freshness which provide a great structure to the wine.

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.

Bright, deep ruby red in colour. Aromas on the nose show ripe red fruit with elegant roasted cocao and cedar wood. The mouthfeel is rich and full bodied, velvety smooth, with a long, lingering finish of real elegance.
Roasts, game, red meats and poultry. Cured cheeses and hotpots.
Gold Medal - Rioja Masters Awards, 2018. Best Rioja Wine: Harpers Wine Awards. Tim Atkin, 90 points, February 2021.

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