|Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano, Red Blend,
|Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Red Fruits, Ripe Smooth Tannins, Oak Aging, Spice, Easy Drinking, Balanced
Expertly crafted from Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano grapes from old vines in Rioja Alta vineyards, Vega del Rayo Rioja Reserva boasts warm black fruit, spice, and vanilla aromas. On the palate, ripe plum and damson flavours are balanced by integrated oak and supple tannins. Enjoy its gentle cedary spice finish with lamb and mint kebabs.
About the Producer
Spanish wine has always played an important part in the Boutinot portfolio. As a supplier Boutinot represent over 50 wineries who provide wines of great quality, value and interest from all corners of the country. For over 15 years they have worked in partnership with a handful of these wineries on ‘own label’ projects, combining the expertise of the winemakers and Boutinot's passion for Spanish wines to bring to the shelves honest and eminently drinkable wines which offer good value for money.
Vineyard and Winery
This wine is produced from selected Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano grapes sourced from 30 to 40 year old Rioja Alta vineyards whose distinctive stony soils are ideal for the long, even ripening of quality grapes. The fruit is hand harvested in mid October. Each variety is fermented separately in small tanks using natural yeasts at 28-30° C. After 20 days on the skins the wine is gently pressed and racked to stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation. The clear wine is then racked to 2nd and 3rd year American and Russian oak barrels for 24 months maturation before blending and bottling.
Excellent, friendly and helpful staff.
The wine is smooth and I don't taste the tannins.
It's my favourite wine.
Has body but not over the top
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