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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Bodegas Fernando Remirez de Ganuza Rioja Reserva 1998
Bodegas Fernando Remirez de Ganuza Rioja Reserva 1998
(search item no. 57364)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $52.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

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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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.