Type: Red Wine
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Code: RIOJ300
A versatile red wine from Rioja Vega. Made from low-yielding Tempranillo grapes grown on the alluvial soil of the Rioja Alta and Alavesa sub-regions, the 2 better regions that annually make a more perfumed, aromatic and concentrated style of Rioja. Rioja Vega was founded 125 years ago by Filipe Ugalde and his knowledge, wisdom and passion for fine wine making continues to this day.

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 s...

Bright ruby red, dark and elegant - the nose is forward, developed and mildly jammy, offering notes of boiled red and black fruits, spice and leather.
Delicious with veal, roast pork and hearty veggie dishes such as nut roast or bean casserole.
The grapes come from the best areas within Rioja for Tempranillo, and are picked at optimum ripeness. Once at the winery near Logrono, the grapes are crushed and the juice fermented in steel tanks for around 4 weeks, with regular spraying of the skin cap to ensure good and even extraction of colour and tannins. Minimal chemical additions are made to the wine, and the acidity is balanced to ensure a lovely degree of freshness. Once finished fermenting the wine is transferred off its lees after 1 month and then settled and racked several times before bottling

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