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La Antigua Classico Rioja Reserva 2010
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La Antigua Classico Rioja Reserva 2010

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A classic style Rioja produced from highest elevation vineyards located in the Sierra de la Demanda in the Rioja appellation. Ancient vines of Garnacha planted in 1940. Vines are tended in mineral soils of silica which are very unique and rare in Rioja. 60% Garnacha, 30% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano. Vines planted from 1940-1955. Tended in silica sandy soil at 700 m (2,296 ft) elevation. 24 months in stainless steel tanks plus 48 months ... read more
Item ID: #29277
Shelf at store12c
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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A classic style Rioja produced from highest elevation vineyards located in the Sierra de la Demanda in the Rioja appellation. Ancient vines of Garnacha planted in 1940. Vines are tended in mineral soils of silica which are very unique and rare in Rioja. 60% Garnacha, 30% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano. Vines planted from 1940-1955. Tended in silica sandy soil at 700 m (2,296 ft) elevation. 24 months in stainless steel tanks plus 48 months in 60% French and 40% American oak barrels.

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: It pairs well with braised, stewed beef, duck and other game, roasted meats and more.

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La Antigua is a unique wine coming from one of the most special and unknown territories of the Rioja region. Geographically speaking, Rioja is a valley that goes from East to West. Located to the north the mountains of Sierra Cantabria and to the South the unknown mountains of Sierra de La Demanda, where La Antigua vineyards are located. The northern facing vineyards of Sierra de la Demanda experience cooler temperatures resulting in grapes that are able to ripen more slowly hence showcasing flavors of greater balance and focus. In addition to the cooler conditions of this area, La Antigua is a place where the parcels are extremely small and steep. This terrain is almost impossible to mechanize, all the important vineyard work needs to be done by hand. This farm-winemaking unity is always a key factor to fashioning superior wines. Lastly and most importantly in Sierra de La Demanda we find among the oldest garnacha vines of Rioja

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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Matt

EMPIRE STAFF REVIEW

A bargain under $20

"Produced at high elevation, using over 70 year old vines, this sturdy, vibrant rioja offers complexity and structure rare at this price point. A blend of garnacha, tempranillo, and graciano, cherry, plum and vanilla notes marry well to a strong oak overtone, owing to the 6 years spent in French and American casks. Almost drinks like a Southern Rhone. A Perfect compliment for savory meats and cheeses."

Ulises

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