Lovely ruby-red with a medium depth of color and slight brick-red hues, the textbook definition of Rioja Gran Reservas. Great aromatic intensity on the nose, less fruit-driven, but generous aromatics of lavender, ginger, and saffron. A round and balanced palate, displaying silky tannins while still remaining fresh and lively. The aftertaste is long and lingering, it offers hints of toasted wood and dried fruits.
This wine is enjoyed alongside a classic from Rioja cuisine, chuletillas al sarmiento- milk-fed lamb chops, which we grill over dried vine shoots to provide a unique and healthy smoke taste. We also call this our “fireplace wine”, it can be slowly enjoyed on its own, with a cheese platter or Iberian hams.