Vega del Rayo Rioja Reserva, 2012

Classic Rioja Reserva from the Alta region.


90% Tempranillo | 5% Mazuelo | 5% Graciano

SKU: ESE003 Category:
How it's made

This wine is produced from selected Tempranillo, Manzuelo and Graciano grapes sourced from 30 to 40 year old Rioja Alta vineyards whose distinctive stony soils are ideal for the long, even ripening of quality grapes. The fruit is hand harvested in mid October. Each variety is fermented separately in small tanks using natural yeasts at 82-86F. After 20 days on the skins the wine is gently pressed and racked to stainless steels tanks for malolactic fermentation. The clear wine is then racked to 2nd and 3rd year American and Russian oak barrels for 24 months maturation before blending and bottling.

Tasting Notes

An intense wine, classically designed and crafted. Aromas of ripe red berries, a touch of oak, cinnamon and spice. The palate is silky and ample with layered complexity – berry fruit, spice and liquorice building to a complex finish.

Food Match

Lamb and mint kebabs.

Allergens

Contains sulfites and no other allergens

ABV

13.00%

Appellation

Rioja

Region / Country

Rioja, Spain

Winemaker

Alfredo Gonzalez

Closure

Cork

Case / Bottle Size

12 x 750ml

Bottle Barcode

8412366000136

Case Weight

31.97lbs.

Case Barcode

58412366000131

Capsule Type

Cork

Pallet Details

70 cases per pallet / 5 layers