Sonsierra Gran Reserva 2012 75cl 13.5% ABV
Sonsierra Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain
This Rioja Gran Reserva is strong and elegant with an aromatic complexity that develops as the Wine airs in the glass.
The Red Wine has plenty of ripe plum and currant fruit flavours which combine perfectly with the delicate aromas of cocoa, cream, toast and subtle balsamic developed from the lengthy maturation. On the palate the wine has plenty of body and structure, with silky tannins and a long finish
Ideal for enjoying with rich, red meats, legumes and stews.
The Sonsierra Gran Reserva is made from hand-picked fruit from vines of 40-80 years age on the higher slopes of the Cantabrian mountain range in Rioja Alta.
After fermentation in stainless steel and a 20 day maceration on the skins, the wine spends 24 months maturing in oak (70% French, 30% American) barriques and at least 36 months ageing in bottle before release.