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La Rioja Alta : Vina Ardanza Reserva 2009

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    All Vintages of this wine
    Parker : 93+ / 100
    J. Suckling : 96 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The current vintage of one of the flagship wines from La Rioja Alta is the 2009 Viña Ardanza Reserva, the second year it has contained 20% Garnacha grapes from their estate vineyards in La Pedriza in the village of Tudelilla in Rioja Baja. The Tempranillo comes from vineyards averaging 30 years of age in Fuenmayor and Cenicero. The hand-harvested bunches were sorted and put in boxes, transferred to the winery at 14 degrees Celsius to be destemmed and crushed, then the grapes fermented in stainless steel, including malolactic. The two varieties were aged separately, 36 months in used American oak barrels for Tempranillo and 30 months for Garnacha, and racked every six months. It was initially closed, shy and serious, riper and a little darker than the 2008 but still very balanced, serious and harmonious. The palate combines power with elegance, with some tannins, focused flavors, some chalky texture and a rustic touch that gives it character. 600,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2014.
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    Grape varieties
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    Dessert wine
    No

    Wine raising method
    Reserva

    J. Robinson
    17+

    J. Suckling
    96

    Country
    Spain

    Wine certification
    DOCa

    Region
    La Rioja

    Appellation
    Rioja

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    La Rioja Alta

    Parker
    93+

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites