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Date Printed: 8/28/2015
Bodegas Fernando Remirez de Ganuza Rioja 2005
Bodegas Fernando Remirez de Ganuza Rioja 2005
(search item no. 111384)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2015: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano aged 24 months in oak casks (80% French, 20% American).
My Notes:

About Bodegas Fernando Remirez de Ganuza:

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 habitat, the microclimate, the direction of the parcels, the low productivity of the stocks and teh age of the vineyard.

The winery is located in the same center of the beautiful town of Samaniego. The splendid big rambling house includes an apple of buildings and is equipped with modern reinforced concrete structures covered with stone of ashlar masonry of between about two or three hundred years of antiquity.