This excellent Gran Reserva Rioja is selected from the best vineyards from an exceptional year. The blend includes 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha and 10% Graciano, which has been softened by three years in oak and three more in bottle before release.
Spain is finding success today with fresh, exciting wines made with modern techniques, like Albariño, as well as traditional wines that have been barrel-aged for several years, particularly in Rioja and Ribera del Duero. Spain is also famous for Cava, the Spanish sparkler made in the méthode champenoise. Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes from the Southwest corner of Spain: Fino (from Jerez, pale, fresh, bone dry), Manzanilla (from Sanlùcar de Barrameda, bone dry, fresh acidity, salty), Amontillado (amber, smooth, nutty), Oloroso (dry, full-bodied, long-lived), Cream sherry (sweetened Oloroso, sticky sweet and spicy if sweetened with Pedro Ximénez grapes).