Castroviejo Gran Reserva, 2008


85% Tempranillo , 10% Garnacha, 5% Graciano

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How it's made

Special wine made with a selection of the best Tempranillo grapes from the "Castroreal" vineyard, a plot with vines over 60 years old. This wine is made following the traditional method of stemmed grapes and undergoes maceration for 24 days. The first three days are in the cold and then at a controlled temperature for the remaining 21 days. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak casks and subsequent aging on the lees in the same cask before continuing to age for a further 20 months in American oak casks with 24 months rounding off in the bottle.

Tasting Notes

Full, fairly complex and meaty in the mouth with a more than pleasant final touch marked by very silky, firm tannins. The aftertaste is long and lingering.

Food Match

This wine would pair nicely with hearty dishes such as a nice beef stew or a meaty soup.

Awards

Wine Enthusiast – 88 pts. (2008)

Allergens

Contains sulfites and no other allergens

ABV

13.5%

Appellation

Rioja

Region / Country

Rioja, Spain

Winemaker

Javier Gil

Closure

Cork

Case / Bottle Size

6 x 750ml

Bottle Barcode

8431205004135

Case Weight

16.53 lbs.

Case Barcode

8431205000212

Capsule Type

Polylaminate

Pallet Details

125 cases per pallet / 5 layers