According to official data, the Graciano is the least extensively grown variety in La Rioja. This is an indigenous grape, but a minority one, which produces very colourful, bright red wines with significant acidity and a special, generous aroma.
By means of this wine, Viña Ijalba is hoping to revive tradition and make the first Graciano varietal wine in Rioja’s history.
An intense cherry red colour of great depth, the wine reveals delicate and intense fruit aromas typical of the Graciano. It is ample, velvety-smooth and with plenty of body on the palate.
What does this wine taste like?
|Garnet / Intense / Opaque|
|Complex / Fruit aromas / Blueberries / Wet grass / Mineral notes / Cherries in liqueur / Liquorice|
|Fleshy / Balanced acidity / Floral notes / Aromatic herbs / Rosemary|
Drinking and storing
Red meats, Oxtail, Pigs feet, Lamb, Tuna, Blue cheeses, Vegetable casseroles
|Ageing period||10 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
Bodegas Viña Ijalba make their wines exclusively from traditional Rioja varieties, whilst at the same time investigating the development of minority indigenous grapes such as Graciano and Maturana Tinta. Their products are recognised not only for their high quality and organic production methods but also for their presentation in specially designed, contemporary bottles which protect them from the light, air and any changes in temperature.