4 x Viña Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2015 & 4 x Glasses Gift Box - La Rioja Alta
  • 4 x Viña Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2015 & 4 x Glasses Gift Box - La Rioja Alta
  • 4 x Viña Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2015 & 4 x Glasses Gift Box - La Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta

4 x Viña Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2015 & 4 x Glasses Gift Box


96 points, “A rich nose of raspberry, crushed strawberry, blueberry, coconut, cedar and sweet spice. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins and fresh acidity. Creamy, balanced and layered with vibrant, spicy character. Long and polished.” – James Suckling 

94 points, “Deep magenta. An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe black raspberry, cherry cola, potpourri, tobacco and exotic spices, plus a smoky mineral flourish. Sweet and broad in the mouth, offering lush red and blue fruit, spice cake, mocha and coconut flavours that firm up on the back half. Finishes extremely long and spicy, with resonating florality, gently chewy tannins and lingering oak spice notes.” – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media

94 points, “One of two vintages of Ardanza that are currently on the market, the 2015 is a cuvée of Tempranillo from Fuenmayor and Cenicero and 20% Garnacha from high altitude Tudelilla in the Rioja Oriental. Savoury and aromatic, with a slight animal note, this has raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, scented oak and sweet baking spices.” – Tim Atkin MW

This is a very sophisticated bottle of Rioja Reserva. It’s crafted from Tempranillo (78%) picked from 30-year-old vines and Grenache (22%) grown at high altitude. Aged for around three years in oak, the wines from the two grapes were combined to create an elegant blend of cassis, fresh cherries, coffee, plum crumble, chocolate orange, flat white, Christmas spices, balsamic, leather and pipe tobacco. A timeless wine with serious style, and perfect for the Sunday roast.

And at its price point, it’s hard to disagree with the following assertions from the critics:

“Viña Ardanza from La Rioja Alta is one of Rioja’s great value wines.” – Jamie Goode

“Viña Ardanza Reserva from La Rioja Alta is no secret, and its reputation precedes it, yet its price remains entirely affordable – especially compared with equivalent-scoring reds from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Tuscany, California, Australia et al.” – Richard Hemming MW

As the critical acclaim suggests, this is an extra-special Rioja. That’s why La Rioja Alta have placed four of these exquisite bottles into this stylish gift box, alongside four beautiful crystal glasses created by Cristafiel. Witness this wonderful wine evolve over time and share it with friends and family from the finest glassware; could there be a more perfect gift?

Formed in 1890 by three families – the Ardanzas, the Aranas and the Alberdis – La Rioja Alta sets the benchmark for the entire Rioja region. They're famed for their classic Spanish reds, which are aged for an inordinately long time in American oak barrels lovingly made by their own cooper. This wonderfully traditional producer still carries out its racking (the process of moving wine between barrels to remove the sediment) by hand and candlelight, the old-school way. The style of the wine dedicated to the Ardanza family is softer than most Rioja, influenced more by Burgundy than by Bordeaux, as the bottle shape suggests.

£4.83 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3281876

Style No.: 826262

Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grapes: Grenache, Tempranillo
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.5%
Volume: 3000ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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