GRAPES: 100% Tempranillo.
WINEMAKER NOTES: Bright, lively cherry red, with subtle hints of youthful violet. Wonderful aromatic intensity, dominated by ripe, dark fruit, sloes and brambles with some woodland berries. There is also a light toasty note with some elegant balsamic undertones from the barrel maturation. It is full and powerful on the palate with ripe, fine tannins which will maintain the balance of the wine for many years. It is complex, full, balanced and elegant; - a supreme expression of Tempranillo and Rioja Alavesa.
VINEYARDS: In 1920 the first Viña Real wines were launched. These wines were produced from grapes grown around Elciego, in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa province. These vineyards, to this day are still controlled by Viña Real and continue to border the 'Camino Real' or 'Royal Drive'; hence the origin of the Viña Real name.
VINTAGE: The 2012 harvest has been of low yield in the DOC Rioja due to drought that has characterised this vintage. The yield of the vineyard was lower especially in dry land areas and has affected all varieties. However this lack of rain has meant that the grapes arrived at the winery in excellent health and were extremely aromatic and fruity.
WINEMAKING: The grapes are entirely from our own vineyard plots around the new Viña Real Winery between Laguardia and Logroño. Grapes are specifically selected firstly in the vineyard, followed by a table selection in the winery to give us the highest quality of fruit for this special wine. The grapes are only Tempranillo, brought to the winery in small plastic boxes, and fermented in small oak vats, to give us optimum control over the fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in small, new French oak 225 litre casks, to give Pagos de Viña Real its specific personality.
TASTING NOTES: The best Tempranillo grapes rigorously selected from the vineyard around the new Viña Real winery between Laguardia and Logroño make this the pinnacle of the Viña Real range. It is a sumptuous and concentrated wine with intense aromas of dark fruit, toasty spice and balsamic savoury notes. The palate is full, complex and powerful with rich, ripe fruit and smooth tannins giving a long, elegant finish.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.