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Carravacas de Primicia Reserva Rioja

Carravacas de Primicia Reserva Rioja 2016

Item Code: 0051616
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This Rioja Reserva always impresses with its silky texture and rich flavours. With six years' age, it's showing its complexity. It’s all hand-picked Tempranillo from a special Alavesa vineyard – smoky, mellow berry fruit and oaky spice length.

Casa Primicia is one of the oldest buildings in Rioja Alavesa – in the 15th century it was where the Church collected tithes. In 1985 the Madrid brothers bought it and converted it into a winery. A host of prestigious awards soon followed, including the ‘Grand Prix d’Honneur’ at Vinexpo in Bordeaux. Grapes for this wine come from a beautiful 40-year-old vineyard and a good vintage.

Winemaker was Fernando Domingo (he trained under great oenologist Don Manuel Ruiz Hernández), who aged the wine in American and French oak barrels for 18 months, the rest in bottle, to obtain the perfect balance of subtle spice and deep fruit. A superb Rioja Reserva with red berry notes, cocoa, vanilla and toasty oak. Excellent with tapas, lamb or rice dishes.

Wine File
Colour: Red
Wine Style: Red - Medium Bodied
Country: Spain
Region: La Rioja
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol: 14.5%
Bottle Size: 750ml
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