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Characteristics of Campo Viejo Reserva
Campo Viejo Gran Reserva is a red wine from the D.O La Rioja produced by Campo Viejo. This wine is a bled of 3 different grape varieties: Tempranillo (85%), Graciano (10%) and Mazuelo (5%).
The graps used to make Campo Viejo Gran Reserva come from various vineyards that belong to the winery. These are located in different areas within the D.O. La Rioja: Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and Rioja Baja. The harvest, as well as the various winemaking and manufacturing processes, are carried out using conventional methods.
After being transported to the winery, the grapes for Campo Viejo Gran Reserva ferment in stainless steel tanks at a controlled and constant temperature of 28ºC. The obtained must the macerates for about 20 days.
Campo Viejo Gran Reserva is then aged for two years in French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels. Finally, before being bottled, this wine ages for another 3 more years in the bottle.
Campo Viejo is one of the most well known wineries in the D.O La Rioja. Founded in 1959, the company has gone through successive stages of modernization that have lead to its current success.
La Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.
Campo Viejo has a long history that goes back to its first vintage of 1959, which was produced in the old wineries of Ortigüela, until the launch of the state-of-the-art sustainable winery in 2001. Here, the long dedication of Campo Viejo to the production of Rioja wines, alongside the application of the most advanced techniques, has allowed them to develop new combinations in the traditional methods to currently offer more modern, vibrant and expressive styles of wine.