€20.90/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Baigorri Reserva 2012
Bottle size and vintage
Bodegas Baigorri, based in Samaniego, is an essential stopover for lovers of wine and architecture who are visiting the vicinity of the Sierra de Cantabria mountains. It's simple enough to observe the glass silhouette which has made the winery building so famous; this impressive crystal cube, sheltered by a mountainous backdrop, is naturally integrated into the landscape.
Inside the winery, gravity is the great protagonist. The building has been conceived so that the entire circuit journeyed by the grapes and the wine runs without the use of mechanised pumps, thus facilitating the purity of the fruit aromas. New French oak barrels, the other key factor at Baigorri, will then take care of bestowing overall complexity and elegance.
The Baigorri Reserva fuses, as few wines manage to do, the fine merits of these two elements: the fruit and the oak. After a rigorous and selective manual harvest of the old Tempranillo vines, the grapes are vinified with maximum sensitivity in an attempt to preserve the most natural aroma possible. Macerations are long and take place in oak vats; while ageing occurs, of course, in new French oak.
The wine is a true reflection of the Baigorri style, intense and elegant in equal measures. A Picota cherry colour and dense, with a nose revealing intense toasty notes and very ripe black fruit. A fresh entry and a passage marked by fruit that now seems to have a redder hue, thanks to the precise acidity. The tannins are present but very nicely rounded off thanks to a soothing lactic sensation. Laurel, pepper, blue flowers and hints of liquorice emerge, derived from the ageing. In its slow farewell, it comes over as dry and mineral, garnished with juicy fruit and the shrubland aromas of mattoral.
Poultry / Prepared dishes / Roast lamb / Roast suckling pig / Game
- Ageing period:18 months
- Barrel age:New
- Type of wood:French oak
- ViewPicota cherry red / Opaque / Intense
- Bouquet:Lactic notes / Spicy notes / Black fruit / Fruit aromas / Compote
- Mouth:Balanced / Elegant / Persistent / Long finish / Intense
- Optimum serving temperature:16ºC
Great reserva for everyday drinking. Lovely with food but also good to drink without. One of the staples in our collection.by: Antonio Batlle (12 Mar) - Vintage 2012
Añada nueva misma calidad
Gran reserva, precio muy ajustado para su calidad. Reserva de añada nueva y continua ofreciendo las bondades del 2011. Muy recomendable.by: Steve H (19/12/2019) - Vintage 2011
Having seen the stunning Bodegas and vineyard this wine was a slight disappointment. I was expecting something really special but it was just OK.by: Antonio Batlle (28/09/2019) - Vintage 2011
Baugorri Reserva 2011 es lo que se espera de un reserva, precioso color, delicioso en boca, suave aroma y encima, un precio muy ajustado. Calidad-précio muy buena.by: Antonio Batlle (16/05/2019) - Vintage 2010
Rioja alta exquisito
Referente de la Rioja Alta, extraordinario reserva que nunca defrauda ni por su précio ni por su calidad. Marida de maravilla con carmes y caza.
The magnificent building of Bodegas Baigorri in Samaniego, at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria mountains, was designed by the Guipuzcoa architect Iñaki Aspiazu, with the intention of integrating it harmoniously into the countryside. To the passer-by, only a huge glass cube can be seen among an extensive carpet of vineyards; however, all of the industrious action in the winery takes place below, in its seven underground storeys descending to a depth of 32 metres. Since its ...