Bodegas Taron Cepas Centenarias Rioja Alta 2013

Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Producer
Bodegas Taron
Grape(s)
Tempranillo (100%)
Type
Red
Style
Complex
Oaked Style
Oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
13.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The region of La Rioja lends its name to Spain`s most widely recognised wines. Much Rioja is blended from three districts; Alta and Alavesa to the north and the hot dry Oriental district to the south (previously known as Rioja Baja) and uses Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo red grape varieties and the diminishing influence of extended ageing in oak barrels.

Producer

Bodegas Taron is a cooperative based in the northernmost part of Rioja Alta. The cooperative is made up of four small towns; Cuzcurrita de Rio Tiron, Sajazarra, Villaseca and Tirgo. These four towns decided that as they share not only the landscape but their culture too, they would benefit from pooling together their vineyards and knowledge to create one Bodega focussed on creating high quality Rioja`s. Bodegas Taron have 700 hectares of vineyards spread over more than 1000 small plots. Some of the oldest vines are over 100 years old which go into making their premium wine; Cepas Centenarias.
Tasting Notes
A limited production wine made from rare 100 year old Tempranillo vines in a single vineyard in the Rioja Alta region. The wine is ruby red with garnet reflections, velvetty soft and smooth on the palate with a fresh acidity. Supple tannins support the core of ripe blackberries and cherries combined with notes of cinnamon, vanilla, balsamic, coffee and chocolate from 9 months in French oak barrels. A wine with fantastic complexity, very long and elegant.
Food
Ideal with roasts, especially game such as pheasant or pigeon, as well as cheese.