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Carravacas de Primicia Reserva Rioja 2016

Rioja DOCa

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  • 94pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2023
  • Gold, Selections Mondiales Des Vins De Canada, 2023
  • Gold, AWC International Wine Challenge- Vienna, 2023

This Rioja Reserva always impresses with its silky texture and rich flavours. Now, with six years' age, it's showing its complexity. It’s all hand-picked Tempranillo from a special Alavesa vineyard – smoky, mellow berry fruit and oaky spice length.

This Rioja Reserva always impresses with its silky texture and rich flavours. Now, with six years' age, it's showing its complexity. It’s all hand-picked Tempranillo from a special Alavesa vineyard – smoky, mellow berry fruit and oaky spice length.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Structured and ample; ripe berry and complex vanilla spices

Aroma

Cocoa, vanilla, spices and red berries

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Carravacas de Primicia Reserva Rioja 2016

More information

  • 14.5% ABV
  • 10.88 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2028
  • Vegan

Casa Primicia is one of the oldest buildings in Rioja Alavesa – in the 15th century it was where the Church collected tithes. In 1985 the Madrid brothers bought it and converted it into a winery. A host of prestigious awards soon followed, including the ‘Grand Prix d’Honneur’ at Vinexpo in Bordeaux. Grapes for this wine come from a beautiful 40-year-old vineyard and a good vintage. Winemaker was Fernando Domingo (he trained under great oenologist Don Manuel Ruiz Hernández), who aged the wine in American and French oak barrels for 18 months, the rest in bottle, to obtain the perfect balance of subtle spice and deep fruit. A superb Rioja Reserva with red berry notes, cocoa, vanilla and toasty oak. Excellent with tapas, lamb or rice dishes.

"Lovely, appealing Rioja Reserva from this family bodega. Rich ripe fruit and that classic toasty oak" Sarah Everden
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