Rigau Ros Gran Reserva, Emporda - Costa Brava, 2011
Matured in oak barrels for 24 months and aged in bottle for a further 24 months for a full round flavour. Ruby red in colour with intense aromas this wine is a splendid harmony of fruit and oak.
According to the lintel stone over the entrance of OLIVEDA's oldest winery, wine production on the estate dates back to 1764, although at that time it was only for family consumption. In 1948, Josep Oliveda Casanovas and his wife, Joana Rigau Ros, founded a company specialising in the production and marketing of wine and cava. In 1995, their wines were awarded two Gold Medals in Madrid, and thus joined the elite group of "The One Hundred Best Wines of Spain".
|Alcohol % by Vol.||12.5%|
|Style||Red - Full & round|
|Grape Type(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Garnacha|
Wines from the north-eastern Costa Brava area of Spain are classed under the Denominación de Origen Empordà – until 2006 it was known as DO Empordà-Costa Brava, associating the popular tourist destination with the region. The regulations in the area are not too strict, permitting a wide variety of grape types to be used in their wine.