La Rioja Alta Premium Rioja Gift Box 3 x 750ml - La Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta Premium Rioja Gift Box 3 x 750ml

£100.00

Formed in 1890 by three families – the Ardanzas, the Aranas and the Alberdis – La Rioja Alta sets the benchmark for the entire Rioja region. Discover what this esteemed producer is all about with three of their Reserva Riojas, two absolute classics and one that is only the second vintage of a new enterprise.

La Rioja Alta are 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. All of which makes this limited-edition Premium Rioja Gift Box a must-have present for any fan of Spanish wine.

The retro wooden case includes a Viña Ardanza Reserva from a vintage that was so exceptional that it has been classified as Selección Especial. This 10-year-old red has been described by the critics as “mesmerising”, “exceptional” and “beautiful”. Alongside that you’ll uncover the second vintage of Torre de Oña’s Martelo, an experimental blend of Tempranillo, Carignan, Grenache and Viura from more than 60-year-old vines. The cork is holding in an explosion of red fruit combined with dark chocolate, cloves, vanilla, and fig balsamic; this is definitely a Rioja to watch. And finally, there’s a Viña Alberdi, which will be familiar to all Rioja connoisseurs. Pure Tempranillo and pure pleasure in a bottle.

As you’ll see from the scores below, each one comes highly praised by the critics. These are three wines guaranteed to Rioja your world.

Contains:

  • Viña Ardanza Selección Especial Rioja Reserva 2010 - 750ml: 96 points – James Suckling. 96 points – Vinous. 95 points – Wine Advocate.
  • Torre de Oña Martelo Reserva Rioja 2014 - 750ml: 94 points – Wine Advocate. 94 points – Tim Atkin MW.
  • Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2015 - 750ml: 93 points – James Suckling.


£4.44 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3281893

Style No.: 826270

Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grapes: Grenache, Mixed, Tempranillo
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.2%
Volume: 2250ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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