Rioja: Marqués de Zearra Gran Reserva 2012

Gran Reserva represents the apex of the quality pyramid in Rioja and this beauty does not disappoint – perfumed and spicy with multi-layered flavors of mocca and black cherries, worth decanting.

Aged in both French and American oak barrels, this gentle micro-oxygenation through the wood is essential for the key characteristic of aged Rioja - a distinct oak character.

Bottle
£21.00
Bottle (Case)
£252.00
Tasting Notes

It is difficult to imagine many other regions in the world where you can find this high level of wine with a decade's maturity for this price! Fenomenal!

About this wine
StyleRed Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionSpain
Grape Variety (Cépage)Tempranillo
Food & Wine MatchingCasserole, Charcuterie, Olives
ViticultureNon-Organic
Vintage2012
CellarageDrink 2021 to 2031.
VinificationFermented in stainless steel for one week and left for a further week on the lees for colour extraction, the wine is aged for 2 years in French and American oak barrels and filtered before bottling, where it lies for a further five years prior to release.
Alcohol By Volume (%)14
Producer

Bodegas I Petralanda (Marqués de Zearra)

In the early 1980s Iñake Petralanda Uria Zearra was finding it difficult to find a reliable source of good wines for his restaurant in Bilbao, so he decided to make his own. Establishing a winery in his wife's home town of Fuenmajor in the heart of Rioja Alta in 1983, he hasn't looked back and now runs a thriving bodega.

 

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