Antano Gran Seleccion Graciano 2008
Red Wine from Rioja, Spain
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Bodegas Antano is located in Spain’s famed Rioja region, among the world’s greatest wine-growing districts and home to the noble Tempranillo grape. This Graciano wine has a very attractive ripe cherry color with perfect acidity. On the nose it is a very complex wine with delicate spice and smoky notes. In the mouth it is a perfectly balanced wine with a silky and warm finish.
"A significant step up is the 2008 Gran Seleccion Graciano (100%). It offers up a fragrant, inviting bouquet of Asian spices, incense, mineral, black cherry, and blackberry. This is followed by an uplifted palate of savory black fruits, a vibrant acid structure, ripe flavors, and a pure, lengthy finish. Drink this outstanding value from 2013 to 2023.
Range: 90+ Points"
The Wine Advocate
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The Marques de Carrión Winery is situated in a beautiful town called Labastida,
covered by the Toloño mountain range and closed to the river Ebro. Labastida is about 4 Km far from Haro, 35 km from Logroño and 43 Km far from Vitoria.
This perfect geographic situation, just around the wine world, created a magical
and attractive place to live this peculiar and traditional culture...
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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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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...
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