Vega del Rayo Rioja Vedimia Seleccionada, 2016

A characterful, classic Rioja with just a touch of oak.


95% Tempranillo | 5% Mazuelo

SKU: ESE002 Category:
How it's made

The fruit is harvested in early October from vineyards in Rioja Alta, around the town of Haro. Vines on average are 15-20 years old. Fermentation is stainless steel tanks at 77-86F with twice daily pump overs. After 12 days of fermentation on the skins, the wine is gently pressed and racked to stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation. The wine is then racked to a mixture of American and Russian oak barrels for 4-6 months maturation.

Tasting Notes

The nose has warm spice, ripe plum and cherry aromas while the palate is richly flavored and substantial with black fruit and a smoky, spicy character from time in oak. Well-balanced, fruity and approachable.

Food Match

Perfect with smoky barbequed steak with patatas bravas (spicy tapas potatoes), or a chunk of Manchego cheese. Or else hearty sausages and mash.

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

8412366000129

Case Weight

31.97lbs.

Case Barcode

58412366000124

Capsule Type

Cork

Pallet Details

70 cases per pallet / 5 layers