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Viña Ardanza Reserva 2012

Viña Ardanza Reserva

2012
94
PARKER
93
PEÑÍN
95
SUCKLING

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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%
Production600000- / bottles

The wine

In 1942 and under the presidency of Don Leandro Ardanza, the trademark was registered that has brought the winery the greatest fame: Viña Ardanza. Its most well-known brand and a wine which has continued to evolve over the years without losing any of its eminently famous characteristics.

A very fruit-forward wine, a Tempranillo and Garnacha blend, with an elegant and intense bouquet and a long aftertaste resulting from its three years spent ageing in American oak and its lengthy stay in bottle. A wine appreciated by essentially all palates, the wine which triumphs as the outright winner for grand celebrations.

What does this wine taste like?

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Picota cherry red
Bouquet
Cherries / Cassis / Black pepper / Tobacco / Nutmeg / Toffee / Vanilla
Mouth
Fresh on entry / Flavoursome / Elegant tannins / Balanced

Drinking and storing

Serve between 17ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Grills, Roasts, Small game, Cured cheeses

Ratings and awards

201594 TA90 DC94 PN96 SK
201294 PK93 PN95 SK
201018+ JR95 PK94 PN96 SK
200917+ JR93+ PK93 PN96 SK
200817+ JR93 PK94 PN94 SK
200717 JR94 PK93 PN
JR: Jancis robinsonPK: ParkerTA: Tim atkinsDC: DecanterPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

Garnacha is an important component in the 2012 Viña Ardanza Reserva, where it represents 20% of the blend (the rest is, of course, Tempranillo). 2011 was a difficult vintage for Garnacha, so Viña Ardanza was not produced that year and they jumped from 2010, which had the mention "Selección Especial," to 2012, where it returns to the regular Reserva. The wine is a prototype of polished and aged Rioja with a ruby color with some orange and a developed nose with subtle aromas of decayed leaves, sweet spices and some cherries in liqueur even, quite complex and harmonious. The palate is velvety but rich, with resolved tannins and a fine chalky mouthfeel, sleek and elegant, terribly balanced. The flavors are pure and defined, and there is an overall sense of harmony that I like very much. Brilliant Ardanza! They produced no less than 600,000 bottles of this wine, which is remarkable. It has been in bottle since March 2016, so it's very approachable but should also age nicely in bottle. Drink or keep.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/10/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2012 - 94 PARKER

Shaded transparent ruby with shaded rust-coloured rim. Warm, gentle nose that 's like a cocktail of strawberries, cream and subtle vanilla. Pure traditional rioja that's already giving pleasure but, on the basis of past performance, this is only at the start of a glorious life. Just the right mix of broad, ripe fruit and subtle refreshment. So clean! Dry, refreshing finish. GV - Good value.

— Jancis Robinson (22/05/2020)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2010 - 18+ JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

4.6/5
178 reviews

Wine making

Vinification materialWood
Ageing periodBetween 30 and 36 months
Barrel ageSemi-new
Type of woodAmerican oak

Vineyards

Vine age30 years
ClimateAtlantic
YieldsLow yields

The winery

La Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta is one of Rioja's historic wineries, creator of such emblematic brands as Viña Ardanza, Viña Arana, Viña Alberdi, Gran Reserva 890 and Gran Reserva 940. All of their wines are excellent and clearly exemplify what it means to be a great Rioja classic these days, in present times. Their wines are elegant, complex and sophisticated like those of the past, but with more body, colour and robustness, wines adapted to the gastronomical demands of today. In short, great...

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