La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva 1993

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

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Item No. 17481
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • ST89
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Winemaker's Notes

The color is bright cherry red. The aroma combines sweet hints of spice from the oak with the ripe fruit of the grapes. The flavor in the mouth is at first warm, gaining in body and strength and long persistence. Perhaps the 1993 vintage has a touch more acidity than some recent ones.

Our Ardanza vineyard is of some 50 hectares at Fuenmayor and planted with Tempranillo. It was from there and surrounding areas that the Tempranillo grapes for this wine were sourced. The Garnacha came from the Rioja Baja.

Once the first and malolactic fermentation had been completed, the wine was put into casks in July 1994 where it spent three and a half years, being hand racked every six months. It was bottled in January 1998 and should be drinking beautifully now.

Alcohol: 13% by volume

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On the 10th of July 1890, five families shared their passion for wine and founded La Rioja Alta, S.A. That day was the start of an ongoing searching for excellence that their descendants still pursue nowadays. Since then we have managed to get the best from the marriage of our tradition in wine ageing and the state-of-the-art technology in grape fermentation. Nowadays we are an...

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Learn About Rioja

(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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Learn About Tempranillo

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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