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La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 Seleccion Especial

$229
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    • Appellation: D.O.Ca. Rioja
    • Grapes: 95% Tempranillo and 2% Mazuelo 3% Graciano
    • Aging period: 6 YEARS in oak barrels 
    • Oak: 100% American oak 4.5 year-old barrels made in-house
  • Pair with: Delicate dishes with mild sauces. Meat stews. Chocolate desserts. The ideal after-dinner drink.

  •  "Ruby-red with an incipient brick rim. Classic aroma. Intense, with notes of cured leather, stewed plums and raisins, tobacco and sweet spices, vanilla and dark chocolate. Elegant, mature, complex mouthfeel. Outstanding structure and well-balanced acidity with silky tannins. Its classic Rioja bouquet stands out, big, complex and round, with an elegant finish."

     

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    La Rioja Alta

    Founded by 5 Riojan families in 1890 in the famous Haro Station district as "Sociedad Vinicola de la Rioja Alta", and with their first president being Saturnina Garcia Cid y Garate (Remarkable that Saturnina was a woman, quite rare at the time. This shows the innovative and modern spirit of this historic winery since its inception). Their first winemaker was a Monsieur Vigier, a French man who create Rioja Alta's Gran Reserva 890 as his first wine.

    It wasn't until 1904 that Alfredo Ardanza, founder of the Ardanza winery, proposed to merge both companies, which eventually became "La Rioja Alta S.A." in 1941.