Country: Spain Region: Rioja
Varietal: 95% Tempranillo / 5% Mazuelo Blend
Vintage: 2015 Colour: Red Style: Dry
The new release of the 2014 Viña Arana marks the second vintage of this wine and, as it was the only Gran Reserva produced by La Rioja Alta in 2014, it contains all the best fruit from across La Rioja Alta’s vineyards. The inaugural vintage was awarded a platinum medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 and 95 points from James Suckling; however, as the winemaking team at La Rioja Alta have used all Gran Reserva fruit for this vintage, the 2014 is, without a doubt, even better.
Lively, clean, medium depth, garnet–red with an incipient pink rim. Intense aromas with outstanding notes of redcurrants, raspberries, wild blackberries and ripe red plums creating a complex bouquet together with the balsamic notes from the barrel: vanilla, cloves, coffee, caramel and brioche. Very tasty in the mouth, evincing the brand’s distinctive classic texture. Fresh, vibrant and well-balanced, with amiable sweet tannins. Its long stay in the bottle rewards us with that great complexity and elegance typical of this style of Rioja wines. To enjoy now, but with a long life ahead.