Heredad de Baroja Reserva 2012
A classic expression of Rioja
- Year 2012
D.O. Ca. Rioja
Time in Bottle
Fench oak & american oak
Suggested temperature for serving
- Winemaker Tony Meruelo
Awards & accolades
Heredad de Baroja Reserva is nourished by the vineyards located in the center of Rioja Alavesa, in El Villar de Álava with a unique geographical situation, protected by the Cantabrian Mountains from the cold winds of the north with some influence of the river microclimate of the Ebro. Soils of vineyards, especially limestones ones, which brings its elegance and definition of Tempranillo with the fruit power of a good sunstroke as it characterizes these Riojan lands.
It is an indispensable condition that for a wine to withstand two years of aging in oak it is necessary to start with the vineyard by choosing the most mature and harmonic clusters. After the harvest, the Tempranillo variety is destemmed and milled to pass to the stainless steel tanks fermenting through the Ganimede system, which achieves a natural release of carbon dioxide, preventing oxidation more than any other procedure, improving aromatic extraction and color. The eight days of fermentation are followed by another six days of maceration with the skins. The red wine was introduced in French oak barrels with an aging of 24 months to end with a 12-month rest in the bottle before going to market.
The nose is of fine complexity with tones of ripe fruit, especially redcurrant cherry, in harmony with the tones of good woods, spices, vanilla and coconut, and a licorice bottom. In the mouth it presents a great balance with a tasty and somewhat sweet step due to the maturity of its tannins and freshness in turn for its good acidity.
- Colour Deep cherry red colour.
- Nose Great intensity and a combination of very ripe fruit and spicy aromas with subtle nuances of aging in quality oak.
- Palate Elegant, tasty and well structured with mature and elegant tannins.
- Food pairing This wine pairs well with red meats, game, Serrano-style ham and cured cheeses.