Rioja is named after the river rio Oja, a tributary to the Ebro river. Earliest evidence of viticulture dates back to 873, though there is strong belief that the first vines were planted during the Roman era. Soils are generally clay rich in iron and chalk, but some areas are prominent alluvial and others sandstone. The climate is warm continental having long cold winters and short hot summers with big temperature variation between day and night. The cold nights slow down the maturation and prolongs the ripening cycle of the grapes, giving more time to develop aroma complexity as well as retaining high natural acidity.
Deep ruby red colour, the wine explodes with complex aromas reminiscent of black fruits, black cherries, toast, vanilla & cloves with underlying notes of tobacco and earth. The wine is full bodied with intense aromas of rich blackberry fruit combined with toast, tobacco and Autumn leaves. Refreshing acidity and mature velvety tannins will give this wine a long life. The finish is long and lingering.
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