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Ramirez de la Piscina Rioja Reserva 2007

Ramirez de la Piscina Rioja Reserva 2007

750ML    
Sku: 034629

Tasting notes
Deep ruby red with a tawny rim. An intense nose of balsamic wood and musk against a background of red berries and earthiness. In the mouth it is big, soft and easy to drink but at the same time increasingly tasty and full as the wine opens up. Later, notes of liquorice, spices and red fruit emerge. At the back of the mouth its finish is long and persistent.

Review
Aged in casks for 15 months, followed by a further 21 months in the bottle. This is a lovely, rich, complex wine, showing a touch of age with a deep ruby-red colour and a yellow rim. Powerful, with beautiful oaky aromas intermingling with the fruity Tempranillo. Silky, with a good balance between oak, tannins and acidity, underscored by hints of spices and vanilla.

Wine maker notes
Vineyards: At least 30 years old. Located in Abalos and San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Rioja Alta. Clay and Limestone soil. Vinification: Grapes are carefully sorted on the selection table, and then whole grapes are destemmed and transferred to a tank for skin-contact maceration. After several days, tumultuous fermentation starts in the liquid found underneath the cap of skins floating on the surface. Automatic pumping-over and punching-down allow the tannins and colour to be extracted from the grape skins. The entire fermentation is temperature-controlled in order to favour the survival of the yeasts until the end of the process. When fermentation finishes, the wine is run off by gravity. This method of destemming ensures a greater concentration of polyphenols and colour, which will be absolutely vital for the wine’s ageing in barrel. Ageing: After alcoholic and malolactic fermentation the wine is racked into 225 litre American and French oak barrels where it spends 18 months ageing in our bodega’s underground cellars. Thereafter the wine is transferred back to the tanks for 5 months of natural fining and settling before filtering and bottling. Ageing is completed in the bottle. The bottles are stored horizontally in our underground bottle-cellars for at least 24 months before their labelling and release for sale.

Food pairing
Should be drunk at a temperature of 18ºC. Drink with red and white meat, roast lamb, pork, beef, game, poultry, stews, rice dishes, pulses, mushrooms and mature or blue cheese.

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Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Type: Still wine

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Name: Sheri from Georgia
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I love the variety at 67wine, and on my last visit to NY this was one of the bottles I picked up. This is a lovely wine and I really enjoyed this one!