La Vicalanda Gran Reserva

Tempranillo
Decanter World Wine Awards
Tempranillos al Mundo
€53.80
Incl. Tax

La Vicalanda Gran Reserva, maximum expression of the "terroir" of one of the most privileged areas of the D.O.Ca. Rioja, Haro. La Vicalanda Gran Reserva is a pioneer wine of the "high expression wines", made from a selection of the best grapes from our own vineyards. The name La Vicalanda comes from a small farm of 10.5 hectares owned by Bodegas Bilbaínas.

Awards

vintage 2012
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2020
95 points
Guía Peñín
2021
96 points
Guía Proensa
Mayte Calvo de la Banda
Bodegas Bilbaínas Oenologist
A perfect pairing with main courses or substantial first courses such as for example: cured cheeses, cold meats, stews and casseroles; all kinds of meats, especially venison and grilled meat.
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View

Intense colour, very intense. Great elegance and intensity.

Nose

Predominate ripe black fruit, balsamic notes.

Palate

Considerable body, buttery and balanced on the palate. Persistent and complex.

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Varieties and Analysis

Tempranillo

Varietal

14.4%

Alcohol volume (%)

D.O.Ca. Rioja

D.O.

Red wine

Product

The Winery

Founded in 1901 in the town of Haro’s legendary Station Quarter, Bodegas Bilbaínas is the longest-standing bottling winery in Rioja.  It also has the most extensive underground cellars in the region and a greater area of vineyards than any other winery in the town: 250 hectares of high quality vines, which supply the winery with its own grapes, ensuring that they can be processed quickly without losing their qualities.  Viña Pomal is its flagship brand, which embodies the Rioja Alta's best winemaking tradition. These are exceptional wines that have remained faithful to the classic style of authentic Rioja from the outset.

Elaboration - Vinification

Soft crushed-destemmed, encubado and fermentation with a long maceration.

Soft crushed-destemmed, encubado and fermentation with a long maceration. In total, 2 years of aging in Bordeaux barrels (225 l) of new Allier French oak (70%) and medium roasting. Minimum 3 years of aging in Bordeaux bottle. La Vicalanda Gran Reserva represents the maximum expression of the know-how of the winery. The best aging in oak and bottle gives maturity, finesse and elegance to Tempranillo, respecting the identity of an emblematic area.

Vineyard - Viticulture

The vineyards from which the Vicalanda comes are located in a privileged enclave of the municipality of Haro (Rioja Alta) and come from our best farms.

The vineyards from which the Vicalanda comes are located in a privileged enclave of the municipality of Haro (Rioja Alta) and come from our best farms, Cuervo 4, Vicuana and Zaco. Most of them are vineyards facing south, which maximizes the sun exposure and helps a more intense maturation. The soils are calcareous and gravelly and therefore poor, deep and well drained. The vineyards are planted in a glass and are cultivated under the principles of sustainable agriculture. Vineyards between 25 and 35 years old, whose yields do not exceed 3,500 kg/ha.

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