Antano Reserva 2007
Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
This classic Rioja wine combines intensity and elegance. Antano Reserva is deep purple red color. Its nose is complex with notes of mature fruits, vanilla, spices and leather. On the palate it is fleshy with full rounded tannins. There is a powerful with a very long finish.
The Wine Advocate - "Better is the 2007 Antano Reserva, based on 90% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in barrel. It has an attractive bouquet of blackberry, spice and cooked meat with impressive lift and vivacity. The palate is well-balanced, with seamlessly integrated oak that allows the terroir to come through. Nicely balanced with a gentle, understated finish, this is a fine, traditional, understated Rioja Reserva. Drink now-2017."
The Marqués 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 of wine.
In our winery, we looked for a place in which the artist, Jull Dziamski, could demonstrate the way in which he understands his art. For this reason, we have opened a genuine museum, that "invites you to dream", like the artist says. He called it "the illusions museum", where at the same time; we can find an art Gallery, in which the artist has a permanent exposition.
At Marqués de Carrión we worship to our two passions; making and taking care of our wines to guarantee the best quality, in combination with the most absolute respect to the avant-garde art that represents our modern history. Art and avant-garde movement, tradition and technology linked under the same name. View all Antano Wines
About RiojaView a map of Rioja wineries (ree-OH-hah) 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 (Grenache), which is sometimes added for body, then Graciano and Mazuelo (Carignan). The region also makes roses. For whites, the main grape is Viura (or Macebo), producing fresh, early-drinking wines. Malvasia, the grape that was once the most planted white, is found less often.
Notable FactsThe Rioja wine trade is somewhat confusing. Grapes are typically brought to a merchant's bodega from one of the 20,000+ growers in the region, or via a cooperative. The wine is then bottled and labelled by that bodega. Rioja's Consejo Regulador keeps track of all vineyards and bodegas to make sure they are following the DOCa regulations. Put in place to ensure quality, the system also controls prices.
As with the rest of Spain, the wine label may state Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva, depending on barrel & bottle maturation. Crianzas are usually found within two years of the vintage and offer fresh, ripe wines. Reserva and Gran Reserva will be found a few years after the vintage, as the bodega will be aging the wines in barrel and bottle before release. Both typically show more secondary characteristics of spice and oak ageing.
The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino and Verdejo. The popular red regions of Spain include Rioja, known for its outstanding wines of the Tempranillo grape; Ribera del Duero, producing high quality reds from Tempranillo and Garnacha; Galacia, with the sub-region of Rias Baixas, home to the deliciously crisp and floral Albarino grape; and Priorat, a region increasing in popularity with its high-quality cult reds. Other regions of note are Rueda, growing the Verdejo grape, La Mancha, a wide desert region, covered in the most planted white variety in the world, Airen, and Jumilla, making wines based on Monastrell (Mourvedre).
Spain's wine laws are based on the Denominacion de Origen (DO) classification system, devised in the 1930's. A four tiered system, the most basic level is Vina de Mesa (table wine) followed by Vino de la Tierra (country wine), DO and at the top DOC. Currently, only Rioja and Priorat have DOC status, while over 65 DO's scatter the country.
Most DO regions are classified and regulated by how long they age the wines. On a red wine label, one may find the terms Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva, denoting the wine's barrel and bottle time. Crianza is usually two years between barrel and bottle (the time in each depends on the DO and/or the winemaker), Reserva up to 4 years and Gran Reserva 5 – 6 years. Classifications of each region and wine are controlled by the region's Consejo Regulador.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review33.2 out of 5 stars
4 ratings, 4 with reviewsraptap - Mount Sinai, NY25/22/2014Very disappointing.WinetoWater - Wilmington, DE45/15/2014I concur with the Wine Advocate review - blackberry, spice and, somehow, a meaty characteristic. Also, as with other riojas that I've experienced lately - a slight tartness on the finish. Suggest it is better after breathing for a couple of hours. Good QPR.Robert Duffy - Sparta, NC212/5/2013Poor to fair, rough definitely would not buy this again512/6/2012
very nice red, not light but also not heavy.
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