One of the best views we’ve experienced from a vineyard and a single estate Reserva that’s equally breathtaking.
The single vineyard Altos de Corral is a flat, table-top hill just outside Navarrete in Rioja Alta. The 600m elevation gives spectacular 360 degree views over the vast valleys of Rioja Alta and Rioja Baja to the west and east respectively, and the rocky ridges of Rioja Alavesa to the north.
The 10 hill-top hectares are planted out with Tempranillo, the vineyard floor characterised by an iron rich red soil and large limestone rocks. This Reserva gets 24 months in new French oak barrels, followed by a minimum 12 months’ maturation in bottle.
Purple color with a ruby-red rim, on the nose it is a mature and complex wine, with hedonistic aromas of ripe black fruit, black truffle, blueberries, pencil shavings, vanilla and tobacco leaf. It’s a dense wine of controlled power, huge concentrations of fruit framed by chocolately tannins and balsamic acidity, sweet and complex with savoury notes of oak spice, leather, coffee beans and cacao.
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