Lovers of top notch Rioja will recognise the red berry fruits and oak character of this terrific value gem from Valencia. It's been wowing wine judges for years and was skilfully crafted by a winery regularly tipped by Spanish wine guide Peñín.
Where else can you buy mellow barrel aged reds of such remarkable quality and price? Not only is today'sSpanish wine scene ,among the most vibrant, dynamic and creative in the world, (Tim Atkin MW), it offers the best value. Valencia is known as ,Madrid by the sea, as Madrileños flock there for relaxation. Inland there are orange groves and paddy fields , it'swhere paella is said to have been invented , and of course, vineyards. Winemaker Maria Angeles Camara selected the finest, hand harvested Tempranillo grapes for this Gran Reserva, then aged it for three years in oak barrels (please note: some back labels incorrectly state the wine was aged for only 12 months). This fragrant, silky red is in its element with duck, lamb or tapas.