La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2010 is an outstanding dark-cherry red; intense and clean. It pairs well with barbecues as well as semi-cured cheeses.
La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva 2012
La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2012 displays a captivating dark-cherry red hue, exuding intensity, brightness, and clarity. The initial olfactory experience is marked by a refreshing burst of cherries and blackcurrants, harmoniously mingling with hints of black pepper, tobacco, nutmeg, coffee, caramel, and vanilla derived from meticulous barrel aging. The palate delivers a pleasurable entry, showcasing tasteful nuances of soft freshness, well-defined structure, balanced acidity, and refined, elegant tannins. The finish is silky, leaving a delightful aftertaste where liqueur-like blackcurrant notes interweave with toasty nuances and sweet spices, elevating this special edition of Viña Ardanza to the realm of fine and elegant wine. This is an ideal companion for roasted and grilled meats, barbecues, poultry, game, Iberian ham, sausages, and semi-cured cheeses.