Castillo Labastida Reserva 2014
- Year 2014
D.O. Ca. Rioja
Time in Barrel
Suggested temperature for serving
1-4 years old
80% French Oak, 20% American Oak
> 40 years old
Founded in 1964 in Labastida, Bodegas y Viñedos Labastida retains the pioneering spirit of Manuel Quintano, who in the 18th century brought Bordeaux manufacturing and aging techniques to Spain. 80 hectares of vineyard of the entire term of Labastida (450-670 masl) supply this project located between the Ebro river and the Sierra de Cantabria, where the Atlantic influence with great contrasts between day and night reaches its greatest expression.
Made with the best Tempranillo de Labastida vineyards over 40 years old. Cold pre-fermentation maceration for 4 days and subsequent spontaneous fermentation. Aging for 18 months in French and American oak barrels.
High robe and cherry color. Great aromatic intensity with red berries and balsamic memories. Passage through the mouth armed and well structured. Good volume and a fairly long and persistent finish.
- Colour A highly intense and deep core of dark cherry with a pinkish edge. Bright and clean.
- Nose Complex, with good intensity. Over a background of ripe fruit, it shows notes of cocoa, wild fruit (dark cherries), and a touch of mint. As it stays in the glass, mineral and balsamic notes begin to arise. The wood is well integrated.
- Palate Full of flavour on the attack with a base of wild ripe berries as the principal sensation, similar to a mix of jam, candy and marinated plums. Pleasant tannins and a silky smooth finish.
- Food pairing Pairs well with poultry, casseroles, red meats, lamb roasts and cured cheeses.