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Characteristics of Viña Ardanza
Viña Ardanza is a red wine produced by the winery La Rioja Alta, in the D.O Rioja.
The winery was established in 1890 from 5 families from Rioja and the Basque country, they are mainly based in the historic Barrio de la Estación de Haro (La Rioja), although from 1996 they have a winery in Labastida (Álava). Viña Ardanza is produced from Tempranillo (80%) and Grenache (20%).
The Tempranillo vines are 30 years old and originate from the estates: La Cuesta and Montecillo, located in Fuenmayor and Cenicero (La Rioja Alta). The Grenache vines on the other hand, originate from Tudelilla (La Rioja Baja) planted at 600 meters above sea level. La harvest is completed by hand and transported in refrigerated containers to better conserve the grapes.
Once in the winery the must is fermented at a controlled temperature for 15 days.
The grape varieties are aged separately. Tempranillo is aged for 36 months in American oak barrels, and Grenache for 30 months also in American oak.
The wine is manually racked, up to at least 6 times before being botted.
This wine is nternationally highly rated, year after year by prestigious critics such as Robert Parker and Wine Spectator.
Serve at 17ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Veal round, Mature cheese, Lamb stew, Roasted lamb, Red meat with sauce, Roasted red meats, Game stew, Game animals, Beef, Grilled lamb
SightIntense cherry with a pinkish rim. Clean and bright.NoseGood aromatic intensity, highlights of pleasant toasted aromas combined with spicy notes and ripe fruit. Rich and complex.TasteFresh, balanced and light. Smooth, unctuous and velvety. Fine sensations of red fruit. Round tannins and good acidity. Persistent Finish.
SightA ruby red colour with rosy edges. Clean and bright.NoseHigh intensity on the nose. Clean aromas with a presence of ripe black fruits in perfect balance with the toasted notes from the aging. Complex and pleasant. TasteViña Ardanza 2005 has a magnificent structure and is balanced and round from the very beginning. Ripe, polished and very-well integrated tannins. A noticeable acidity adds freshness. Long and persistent finish. An absolute classic. To be enjoyed.
SightRuby red colour with rosy edges. Clean and bright.NoseIn the nose, clean medium-high intensity aromas are noticed. Its notes of ripe black fruit are balanced with the elegant toasted notes and the refreshing balsamic hints provided during the ageing. Complex and very nice wine.TasteThis Rioja wine’s magnificent structure is balanced and round from the very beginning. Its good, ripe, polished and well integrated tannins are noticed along with a significant acidity that provides this set with freshness. Long lingering finish. A classic and highly enjoyable wine.
Cherry red, middle layer of high, edged orange on the rim of the glass, clean and very bright.
Printing intense and complex nose, with a dominance of ripe fruit notes of underbrush linked with aromas of coconut, cinnamon, leather and snuff.
In mouth, it is structured, balanced, with silky tannins and envelopes. The end is a pleasant aftertaste and sophisticated, that fills the mouth of imperishable sensations and that the passage of time will help enhance and round.
SightCherry red, middle layer, orange on the rim of the glass, clean and very bright.NoseIntense and complex nose, with a dominance of ripe fruit notes of underbrush linked with aromas of coconut, cinnamon, leather and snuff.TasteMouth is large, structured way of marking, with silky tannins and envelopes.
06/10/17Viña Ardanza 2007Really smooth and elegant red, I would definitely recommend it
12/10/16Viña Ardanza 2007I have been drinking Ardanza for years and the Ardanza has never let me down. I started with Ardanza 2004 and since that vintage, I have bought wines from Rioja Alta ever since... It's a heavy wine, so I only drink it with strong cheese after dinne, as a grand finale - sometimes we drink the 904 gran reserva from the same house. Perfect
08/12/16Viña Ardanza 2007Again really good value. In terms of comparing against other old world wines
01/29/18Viña Ardanza 2008I love this wine, better value than the more expensive Alta's
08/20/17Viña Ardanza 2008Smooth velvet with vanilla
08/20/17Viña Ardanza 2008I personally love the old style riojas. Ardanza never fails.
09/06/17Viña Ardanza Magnum 2008A Spanish classic worth possessing.
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