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Characteristics of Viña Pomal Gran Reserva
Viña Pomal Gran Reserva is a red wine from D.O La Rioja produced by Bodegas Bilbaínas. This wine is a blend of 2 grape varieties: Tempranillo (90%) with a touch of Graciano (10%).
The grapes that are used to make Pomal Gran Reserva are grown on from limestone and gravel soils. The soil fertility is low, which results in a more concentrated flavour in the grapes. The grapes are grown on low bush vines.
Viña Pomal Gran Reserva is vinified using conventional techniques. Once at the vineyard, the grapes are destemmed and pressed before undergoing a long maceration. Following this, malolactic fermentation is carried out.
Before moving the wine to barrels, various rackings takes place and it undergoes a phases of clarification.
Viña Pomal Gran Reserva is then aged for 3 years in american oak barrels. During the first 24 months, 2 or 3 rackings take place to clean the wine naturally.
Finally, Viña Pomal Gran Reserva is aged for 3 more years in the bottle before it is able to be enjoyed.
Viña Pomal, which was founded in 1911, is the main brand of Bodegas Bilbaínas, the oldest bottling company in La Rioja. It is without a doubt one of the most prestigious wineries of the denomination of origen.
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.
The century old Bodegas Bilbaínes was born with a Gallic heart and was consolidated with a Riojan spirit. Bodegas Bilbaínes is the oldest bottling company in La Rioja, and is the winery with both the largest area of underground cellars, as well as the winery with the largest span of vineyards in the town of Haro. Since its founding, the winery has been characterised by its profound knowledge of the terroir, as well as the careful production of its single estate wines, all of which express the character of the plot they come from, each recognised with their own name: with Viña Pomal born in 1911; Viña Zaco in 1921, the white wine Viña Paceta from 1923, and their latest addition the reserva La Vicalanda from 1994,adifferential and expressive wine that comes from a payment of 9 hectares selected from the plot Viña Pomal.