Viña Pomal, Rioja Tinto Gran Reserva 2011

(75cl)

SKU: SRIPO0811B

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Viña Pomal Gran Reserva is made following traditional vinification methods. The grapes are selected manually in our vineyards. At the winery, they are destemmed and crushed and then undergo moderately long maceration in tanks. After alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, the wines are racked and aged in 225 litres Bordeaux barrels, traditionally American oak. After ageing in barrels for one year, the wine is racked back to tanks. This is when the blend for the Great Reserve is determined, and 10% Graciano, a minority Rioja variety, is added to the Tempranillo. The wine is fined with egg whitesand put in barrels again for another year to complete its two years’ ageing in oak. After its stay in barrels, the wine spends a further year in oak vats, where the natural cleaning and assembly process concludes. Three years’ ageing in the bottle complete the vinification of these unique Rioja wines.

Tasting note

The unique vinification process of this Great Reserve provides a complex, elegant nose with notes of liquorice and redfruit, typical of the Tempranillo, along with hints of spices subtly added by the Graciano. During bottle ageing, all of this is assembled with toasty and balsamic aromas (vanilla, pepper, tobacco) contributed by the barrels.

Food pairing

A perfect pairing with vegetable and rice dishes as well as pulse stews. It also goes well with meat or vegetable rice dishes, moderately strong cheeses, duck and oily fish.

About the producer

The Viña Pomal estate covers 90 hectares of vineyards. They are located inside the municipality of Haro and less than 2 kilometres from the winery, in one of the town’s most beautiful enclaves, overlooking the Ebro river as it flows down stream through the Conchas de Haro pass. The estate features different ecosystems with different soils and varying degrees of exposure to the sun, which calls for the careful selection of homogenous zones. The estate’s viticulture combines traditional Rioja practices with precision winegrowing techniques, which result in state of the art environmentally friendly winegrowing, always with a view to obtaining premium quality.