*** Gold Medal at San Francisco Wine Awards ***
Varietal: Tempranillo, Grenache
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Ramon Bilbao
Bodegas Ramón Bilbao is situated in a privileged location: Haro, in Rioja Alta, a paradise where Rioja’s emblematic grape variety, Tempranillo, grows best. From vines with an average age of 40 years, this concentrated, intense Rioja is a blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha. This soft and supple wine is vibrant ruby in colour with aromas of red cherry and blackberry fruit and slight hints of vanilla on the medium bodied palate. Well structured with a long and pleasant finish which would be ideal with red meat stews and cheeses.
Ruby red colour with shades of lively, youthfulness. It is clean and bright with "legs". Medium robe. Medium intensity aromas on the nose. Fruit aromas of black fruit, mainly plums. Varietal notes of liquorice. Dried nuts : pine nuts and fresh almonds. Spicy nuances of cumin and other sweet spices such as vanilla and cinnamon. Underlying notes of clean, elegant wood. Medium intensity on the palate, with crisp acidity. With pleasant tanin and integrated alcohol. In the retronasal phase the black fruit and varietal nuances return. A harmonious wine, still developing and ready to drink.
Food Matches: Cold meats / Mild Cheeses / Blue fish