Tempranillo - 2017
Red, Medium-bodied, Elegant
ABV: 14% Vol: 75cl
Fruit, Oak and a Woody Spice
When we think of Spain we think of siestas, great food and wine and Brits abroad. Fortunately, this fits very comfortably into the great wine category. This is as fruity and spicy as any Rioja should be. Lots of dark berries and with cacao and tobacco to finish. This is down to a combination of 14 months of oak ageing in both French and American oak, and 10 months bottle ageing. Only 998 barrels make it into this limited release Rioja each vintage.
Tastes like: A Fiesta
Smells like: Sweet Sweet Espana
Sounds like: Everybody Everybody // Black Box
Enjoy with: Lots and Lots of Tapas
The Nerdy Bits...
Edicion Limitada is 100% Tempranillo from Ramon Bilbao’s highest altitude vineyards in Rioja Alta, situated at over 700 metres above sea level. The vines are typically over 40 years old and only the best grape clusters are selected for this wine. This wine comes from a strict selection of 998 barrels. On the selection table in the winery the best clusters are chosen & fermented in wooden vats at controlled temperatures. The wine is then aged in new French & American oak casks for 14 months followed by a further 10 months in cellar before release.