Rolland Galarreta Rioja 2011
France meets Spain
Rolland Galarreta Rioja is a brand, created as a result of the experience and prestige of the famous French oenologist Michel Rolland, who brought his knowledge, gained in wineries around the world, and Javier Galarreta’s skills as an expert in styles and trends. With a leading oenology and from selected vineyards between 450 and 700 metres high in Rioja Alavesa with wine stocks with the average age of 25 years from El Villar town.
Made with 100% Tempranillo, the grape was selected with Vistalys help, an optical selection table by Bucher Vaslin, capable of selecting berries in perfect condition. The stems were removed from the grapes and the whole berries were placed into the deposits. The grape underwent a 26-days process of long macerations at a low temperature in oak barrels, stirred by gravity and pressed with pneumatic and vertical press. Malolactic maceration was performed in new American oak barrels, and the wine was aged in these containers for 12 months. Finally, the wine was matured for 12 months in the bottle.
It is a classical, balanced and complex wine, which floral touches, licorice and sweet spices can be distinguished.
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