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La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Reserva
La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Reserva
La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Reserva
La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Reserva

La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Reserva

Mature Rioja with coconut & berry fruit

Medium-bodied and well-balanced with silky tannins and that stately pleasant tangy finish. Sweet strawberry notes mingle with leather and a touch of smoke on the palate.

£19.99
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Matt Johnson presents La Rioja Alta Viña Arana, Reserva from Rioja, Spain
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Wine at a glance

Colour glass of Red
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Medium Bodied
  • Bin no: 453824
  • Size: 75cl
  • Alc Vol: 13.00 %vol
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Closure: Cork
  • Grape: Tempranillo
  • Region: Rioja , Spain
  • Special Features: -

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Description

Rioja, Spain’s flagship wine region

Nestled between the Sierra de Cantabria and Sierra de la Demanda, in the north of Spain around 80 miles south of Bilbao, Rioja, Spain’s flagship wine region, is home to more than 600 wineries.
Spanning an area a little more than 60 miles long, by 25 miles wide along the banks of the river Ebro.
Rioja’s unique geographic location makes it perfect for wine production, with the surrounding mountains moderating both the cooling effects of the Atlantic and the intense heat of the Mediterranean.

Rioja produces a diverse range of wines, from young, sprightly whites to mature, barrel aged reds.
The Tempranillo grape is king in the region, producing reds and roses in an array of styles but Garancha, Graciano, Maturana and Mazuelo all play important roles both in blends and increasingly on their own as single varietals.
White wines from the region range from fresh, zesty styles to traditional styles barrel aged in barrels for months, sometimes years.

Expert reviews

"Traditional Rioja is at its best with a few years age, and this is a textbook example of a Reserva style with just the right amount of maturity. That shows itself on the palate with a savoury elegance and mellow palate. There's a coconut note alongside soft red fruit character, in perfect balance."

La Rioja Alta Viña Arana, Reserva, Rioja, Nick Room, Waitrose Wine Buyer
Nick Room · Waitrose Wine Buyer

Perfect food match

Lamb hotpot with La Rioja Alta Vina Arana, Reserva, Rioja

Lamb hotpot

A classic dish with big meaty flavours combined with crispy potatoe topping is a lovely match with a rich, robust Rioja.