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Anza Rioja Edicion Especial Limitada 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Spain
region
La Rioja
appellation
Rioja
94
WA
94
WA
Rated 94 by Wine Advocate
The 2018 Anza wants to be a direct and pure red from Rioja Alavesa. It's from vineyards close to the Sierra Cantabria, with grapes from old vines on white soils, rich in limestone, sand and silt; there's a field blend with a base of Tempranillo but also other varieties like Graciano, Garnacha, Viura, Tinta Velasco... It fermented with indigenous yeasts in a combination of oak vats, open-top barrels and stainless steel and matured in a 4,000-liter oak foudre and some 500-liter barrels. It's only 13% alcohol and has a low pH (3.4), which indicates good freshness (the pH could be like an indicator of the quality of the acidity). There is a purity and transparency in both wines that I love, and the aromas are clean and precise, floral and delicate. The palate is juicy and graceful, like a ballerina moving slowly, with very fine tannins and that chalky sensation I associate with limestone soils. It feels easy to drink but it has complexity and is focused, and it finishes long and dry. It's truly delicious, a Rioja about finesse and with less concentration, hoping that it will age in the style of the classical wines from 60 or 70 years ago.

Anza Rioja Edicion Especial Limitada 2018 750ml

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94
WA
94
WA
Rated 94 by Wine Advocate
The 2018 Anza wants to be a direct and pure red from Rioja Alavesa. It's from vineyards close to the Sierra Cantabria, with grapes from old vines on white soils, rich in limestone, sand and silt; there's a field blend with a base of Tempranillo but also other varieties like Graciano, Garnacha, Viura, Tinta Velasco... It fermented with indigenous yeasts in a combination of oak vats, open-top barrels and stainless steel and matured in a 4,000-liter oak foudre and some 500-liter barrels. It's only 13% alcohol and has a low pH (3.4), which indicates good freshness (the pH could be like an indicator of the quality of the acidity). There is a purity and transparency in both wines that I love, and the aromas are clean and precise, floral and delicate. The palate is juicy and graceful, like a ballerina moving slowly, with very fine tannins and that chalky sensation I associate with limestone soils. It feels easy to drink but it has complexity and is focused, and it finishes long and dry. It's truly delicious, a Rioja about finesse and with less concentration, hoping that it will age in the style of the classical wines from 60 or 70 years ago.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Spain
region
La Rioja
appellation
Rioja
Overview
Rated 94 - The 2018 Anza wants to be a direct and pure red from Rioja Alavesa. It's from vineyards close to the Sierra Cantabria, with grapes from old vines on white soils, rich in limestone, sand and silt; there's a field blend with a base of Tempranillo but also other varieties like Graciano, Garnacha, Viura, Tinta Velasco... It fermented with indigenous yeasts in a combination of oak vats, open-top barrels and stainless steel and matured in a 4,000-liter oak foudre and some 500-liter barrels. It's only 13% alcohol and has a low pH (3.4), which indicates good freshness (the pH could be like an indicator of the quality of the acidity). There is a purity and transparency in both wines that I love, and the aromas are clean and precise, floral and delicate. The palate is juicy and graceful, like a ballerina moving slowly, with very fine tannins and that chalky sensation I associate with limestone soils. It feels easy to drink but it has complexity and is focused, and it finishes long and dry. It's truly delicious, a Rioja about finesse and with less concentration, hoping that it will age in the style of the classical wines from 60 or 70 years ago.
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Region: La Rioja

La Rioja is by far the most famous wine region of Spain, and remains one of the world's great wine producing regions, consistently offering deep, complex red wines of character and distinction, partly due to the fact that La Rioja benefits from excellent soils, rich in minerals and nutrients, and plenty of sunshine. The climatic conditions allow the fine grape varietals to reach full ripeness and express plenty of the best features of their terroir, making La Rioja wines some of the most interesting to have ever come out of Europe. The Cantabrian mountains to the north provide the perfect shelter from the colder, wetter influences of the Atlantic oceans, and in the beloved vineyards of La Rioja, wineries have been cultivating exceedingly flavorful Tempranillo grapes for generations for the inclusion in their fine single variety and blended wines.
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Country: Spain

From the deep and intense Rioja wines, or the dry and refreshing Ruedas, from Tempranillos to Verdejos, the range and quality of Spanish wines is always going to impress and fascinate. With several thousand years of traditions and expertise leading the way, Spanish wineries are currently producing some of the most flavorful and interesting wines to come out of Europe, striving to overcome the reputation problems the country suffered in the mid to late twentieth century. Despite being one of the largest producers of wine in the world, with billions of bottles being filled each year, Spanish wine producers are more interested in quality over quantity than ever before. The results of this are some truly world class wines rivaling even the finest produce of France in regards to balance, character and flavor, gaining new fans and enthusiasts every day.
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Region: La Rioja

La Rioja is by far the most famous wine region of Spain, and remains one of the world's great wine producing regions, consistently offering deep, complex red wines of character and distinction, partly due to the fact that La Rioja benefits from excellent soils, rich in minerals and nutrients, and plenty of sunshine. The climatic conditions allow the fine grape varietals to reach full ripeness and express plenty of the best features of their terroir, making La Rioja wines some of the most interesting to have ever come out of Europe. The Cantabrian mountains to the north provide the perfect shelter from the colder, wetter influences of the Atlantic oceans, and in the beloved vineyards of La Rioja, wineries have been cultivating exceedingly flavorful Tempranillo grapes for generations for the inclusion in their fine single variety and blended wines.
field.svg

Country: Spain

From the deep and intense Rioja wines, or the dry and refreshing Ruedas, from Tempranillos to Verdejos, the range and quality of Spanish wines is always going to impress and fascinate. With several thousand years of traditions and expertise leading the way, Spanish wineries are currently producing some of the most flavorful and interesting wines to come out of Europe, striving to overcome the reputation problems the country suffered in the mid to late twentieth century. Despite being one of the largest producers of wine in the world, with billions of bottles being filled each year, Spanish wine producers are more interested in quality over quantity than ever before. The results of this are some truly world class wines rivaling even the finest produce of France in regards to balance, character and flavor, gaining new fans and enthusiasts every day.