D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Baigorri Reserva is a red wine from Rioja produced by Baigorri Bodegas, a winery located in the town of Samaniego in Sierra de Cantabria. Jesus Baigorri was responsible for establishing this project and employed the architect Iñaki Aspiazu to create the winery.
The climate in the Rioja Alavesa is Mediterranean but with a strong influence from the Cantabrian Sea. The Sierra de Cantabria acts as a natural barrier protecting the area from cold northerly winds. This wine is a varietal Tempranillo (100%) from old vines with a low production. The cultivation of grapes is done sustainably, using traditional and modern means which respect nature. Harvesting is done by hand so as not to alter the taste and olfactory characteristics of the fruit. Regarding the process, after destemming and squeezing the grapes, they are macerated in stainless steel tanks with a closed lid and rotated using gravity.
Subsequently, malolactic fermentation occurs in new French oak barrels. Finally, Baigorri Reserva spends 18 months in new French oak barrels before aging. We recommend aerating an hour before enjoying this wine.
The palate is elegant, full of volume, fleshy and balanced. It is well marked with ripe tannins and good acidity. Long finish.
A deep cherry colour, clean and bright.
The nose has a high aromatic intensity. There are aromas of black fruit and stewed fruits together with spicy and milky notes.
2015 Gold Medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
2009 Japan Wine Challenger - Medalla de Oro
2009 Japan Wine Challenger - Trophy Best Old World Red Wine
2009 Japan Wine Challenger - Best Spanish Wine
2009 Concurso Vinos de España en Moscú - Medalla de Oro
2009 Decanter World Wine Awards - Medalla de Plata
2009 International Wine Challenger Reino Unido - Medalla de Plata