Hilván Reserva (Rioja)
This was a challenging year in the vineyards as the growth cycle of the 2013 vintage due to a different weather pattern, was very different to previous years. Very high rainfall, and low temperatures during Spring, delayed the cycle and prompted a very uneven ripening.
Fortunately, despite the risk of these three weeks ripening’s delay, good weather prevailed during September and October and allowed a selective harvest. Grapes were picked from the plots as soon as they were reaching its optimum maturity, improving this way the quality of the obtained fruit.
100% Tempranillo. Hand-picked grapes.
24 months in new French and Hungarian oak.
Wine showing a nice ruby red with claret rim. In the nose it is complex and intense, with ripe fruits flavors (compote, red plumbs), with the typical liquorice notes from Tempranillo grape and spicy aromas and coconut, depicting the time this wine remained in barrel. This wine has a medium body, with a pleasant mouthfeel, rounded, with tender tannins, and evoking spices at the end. Lingering and pleasant drinking wine.
Sausages, veil, Lamb, aged cheeses, stews…