Bodegas Fernando Remirez de Ganuza Rioja Reserva 1998

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Price: $33.99
Item No. 57364
  • RP95
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Winemaker's Notes

"The 1998 exhibits a dark plum/purple color along with an extraordinary perfume of liquid minerals, cassis, black cherries, tobacco, spice box, and vanillin. There is fabulous density on the palate, high tannin, admirable concentration, and a structured finish. This Rioja requires 3-5 years of cellaring, but appears to be the finest cuvee yet produced by this estate. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020." Robert Parker, Jr."The Wine Advocate

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This Fernando Remirez de Ganuza's almost 60 hectares of parcels that have been acquiring are distributed in four localities of Alava Rioja: Samaniego, Leza, Elciego, and Laguardia. In Remirez de Ganuza, one works with fifty hectares of tempranillo (90%) and graciano (10%) located in privileged enclaves of the Alava vineyard. The deciding factors to obtain a great wine are: the...

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(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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