Rioja Reserva | Monasterio de Yuso
DENOMINATION: Rioja Denominación de Origen Calificada
GRAPE: Tempranillo 90%, grenache 10%
PROVENANCE: Spain, Rioja
AGEING POTENTIAL: 6 years
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18° C
GLASS: large red-type wine glass
ALCOHOL: 13% vol.
FORMAT: 75 cl
SAPIDITY: ◼︎◼︎◼︎◻︎ ◻︎
TANNICITY: ◼︎◼︎◼︎◻︎ ◻︎
NOTES BY OUR SOMMELIERS
👁 of a beautiful garnet color;
👃🏻 on the nose it expresses a very intense bouquet, with complex hints of ripe fruit, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and caramel;
👄 on the palate it is opulent and complex, structured and full-bodied, even if it never loses balance and drinkability. Elegant and very pleasant.
A complex red, which requires equally intense and full-bodied combinations. It goes well with many dishes, from pasta with rich sauces to meat. For a territorial combination, try it with paella.
WINE-MAKING AND REFINEMENT
grapes are harvested manually in mid-October after careful monitoring of the level of ripeness. The grapes are de-stemmed at 75% and fermented at a controlled temperature between 25º C and 28º C for 10 days to extract the maximum potential of the varieties and terroir.
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Spain is one of the most promising countries in Europe, the third in the world for quantity. It has an ancient tradition in oenology and increasingly focuses on quality production.Viticulture is witnessed in Spain as early as the second century before Christ, experienced a long period of crisis in the Middle Ages and is attested again in the 13th century. The success of Jerez wines dates back to the sixteenth century, much loved by the British, always looking for wines that could withstand long sea transport. At the end of the nineteenth century, phylloxera and powdery mildew devastated the viticulture of Spain as well as that of almost all European countries, causing the extinction of numerous species of native vines in the region. This disastrous circumstance then began the rebirth of Spanish enology, which renews its methods of cultivation and processing in the cellar, keeping up with the times: Spanish wines therefore enter international markets. The first denomination of Spanish origin was Rioja, in 1926, followed by Jerez in 1933 and Malaga in 1937.La Rioja is certainly the most important wine area in Spain, known above all for its red wines, full-bodied and complex. La Rioja is located in the north of the country, about a hundred kilometers below the Atlantic coast, and extends along the Ebro River. This territory consists of a plateau which is located at about 450 meters above sea level, and is divided into three sub-zones: Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and Rioja Baja. The most important grape varieties of Rioja are Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano for the black berry. The most important white grape varieties are Viura (Macabeo), Malvasia and Garnacha Blanca.The most famous Rioja red wines are produced with Tempranillo grapes and are aged in wood for long periods, which give the wines great intensity of complex aromas. White wines are also often subjected to long aging in wood, a traditional practice that is gradually giving way to more modern styles, for fresher and more fruity wines.
We are in Rioja Alta. The Monasterio De Yuso has an ancient - medieval history - and is recognized by Unesco as a World Heritage Site because it still preserves the relics of San Millán today. Here the first text in Western Aragonese was found, that is, the first document in Spanish from 900 AD.The monastery also produces excellent wine, in 45 hectares of vineyards, at an altitude, with old vines (between 35 and 50 years old).The influence of the Atlantic Sea in this climate, with cold winters, hot summers and long, soft autumns, causes slow ripening, perfect for finding what we are looking for in grapes. The soil, mainly clayey calcareous and clayey ferrous, has a balanced composition, slightly alkaline, rich in organic substance, with modest water availability in the summer.
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Is there a minimum number of bottles?
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