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Ramón Bilbao's Rioja Reserva DOCa glows in a dark garnet red in the glass. On the nose it shows a complex, intense bouquet, with aromas of ripe red fruits typical of Graciano and Mazuelo grape varieties. Beautiful acidic notes, as well as black fruits, the Tempranillo grape gives this wine with hints of cherries. In the background, spicy notes of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cedar wood and tobacco are noticeable.
On the palate, this red wine cuvée is body-rich, full-bodied, very balanced. Very ripe, soft and round tannins end in a long, tasteful finish with elegant roasted aromas and the interplay of red and black fruits.
Vinification of the Rioja Reserva DOCa of Ramón Bilbao
This red wine is one of the classics from Ramón Bilbao. It is vinified from 90% Tempranillo and 5% each from Mazuelo and Graciano, two traditional grape varieties from the Rioja wine region. These two grape varieties give the cuvée a certain acidity and longevity.
The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks with short maceration times, then aged for 20 months in American oak barriques. After bottling, it matures for another 20 months in the bottle to achieve its perfect balance.
Food recommendation for the Rioja Reserva DOCa of Ramón Bilbao
Enjoy this dry red wine with Iberico ham, strong meat dishes or cheeses such as pecorino, cheddar and comté.
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|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||6,1|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||2,1|
|Region:||La Rioja (ES)|
|Sub region:||Rioja DOCa (ES)|
|Occasion & Theme:||family event , barbecue , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , Picknick , Romantic Dinner|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Grape Variety:||Cariñena , Graciano , Tempranillo|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||Reserva , D.O.Ca. Denominación de Origen Calificada|
|Organic, vegan, etc.:||vegan|
|Awards:||Guía Peñín - 92 Punkte , Tim Atkin Master of Wine - 92 Punkte|
|Maturation:||American Oak , Barrique 225 l , bottle-aged|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||40|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||Caramel , toasted wood , Blackberry , Sour cherry|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||Old world , classic , posh|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , spicy food|
|Glass recommendation:||Bordeaux Glass|
|Bottle design & equipment:||Bordeaux bottle , classic|
|Bottle size in l:||0,75|
|Shelf life in years from vintage:||12|
|Alcohol % ABV:||13,5|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Bodegas Ramón Bilbao - Avda. Santo Domingo 34 - 26200 Haro - La Rioja - Spanien|