cognac-one | Tags Rioja – Spain

Red fruits stand out, with toasted and chocolate hints. On the palate: well-rounded, structured, and meaty. WINEMAKER  Loli Casado WINERY  Bodegas Loli Casado APPELLATION  Rioja Alavesa Reserva GRAPE VARIETIES  90% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano TERROIR  60 to 80-year-old vines planted on very chalky clay soil at 700 meters altitude. Hand-picked grapes. WINEMAKING  This wine is only made in the finest vintages. AGING  In fine-grained American oak barrels for 24 months (12 months in new oaks + 12 months in 3-year-old oak barrels), and a further 18 months in the bottle. FOOD PAIRING  Delicious with red meats, poultry, meat stews and aged cheeses. …