Rioja Reserva, Bodegas Armentia Y Madrazo, 2012
A lovely Rioja wine made with 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano grapes. Aged in French and American oak barrels for 18 months, this wine has elegant aromas of mature dark fruit, spice and mineral notes. On the palate it is silky, elegant and has a great length.
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Bodegas Armentia Y Madrazo
It was 1896 in Haro where the Armentia and Madrazo families founded their winery alongside other prestigious wineries in the area. The style of the wines even today, remain faithful to the tradition of selecting the best fruit to produce and age wines of great character.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||13.5%|
|Style||Red - Medium-bodied|
|Grape Type(s)||Tempranillo, Graciano|
One of only two Denominación de Origen Calificada regions (the highest classification of Spanish wine) in Spain, Rioja flies the flag for Spanish wine worldwide. Made from the Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes, the red wines are famous for their heavily oak-influenced flavours. Rioja red wines are available in four categories, each signifying the amount of oak barrel ageing the wine has undergone: Rioja has spent less than a year in oak, Crianza at least two years ageing with at least one year in oak, Rioja Reserva must be aged three years with at least one in oak, and Rioja Gran Reserva must be aged two years in oak and three years in bottle.