BARON DE LEY "Reserva" - Rioja, Spain

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SP42
Vintage: 2016

BARON DE LEY "Reserva" - Tempranillo - Rioja, SPAIN

Clean, vibrant ruby red. Varietal character with plenty of red fruits and compote with sweet spice and balsamic notes. After a powerful attack the sensation of soft, supple volume gradually extends across the palate for a creamy finish. In the aftertaste you are again reminded of the red-berry fruit mingled with hints of wild herbs.

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Country SPAIN Region Rioja Grape Varietal Tempranillo

Product Description

Description

Clean, vibrant ruby red. Varietal character with plenty of red fruits and compote with sweet spice and balsamic notes. After a powerful attack the sensation of soft, supple volume gradually extends across the palate for a creamy finish. In the aftertaste you are again reminded of the red-berry fruit mingled with hints of wild herbs.

How to pair it

  • Meat Patatas a la riojana, a hearty potato and chorizo stew. It is a great wine for Sunday roast, stews, goose or turkey.

Accolades

Awards

James Suckling 92 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Critique Review

A red with lovely sweet-berry, crushed-stone and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a creamy, polished finish. Drink or hold.

James Suckling, 2020

Wine Facts

More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Tempranillo
Vintage 2016
Region Rioja
Country SPAIN
Winemakers Gonzalo Rodríguez
Producer Baron De Ley
Average age of vines 25 years
Harvest method By hand
Fermentation & maceration Destemmed and fermented in stainless steel vats, at controlled temperatures (29-30 ºC), with daily remontages & tasting. Additional one week of maceration.
Aging 18 months in new American-oak casks and 24 months in the bottle
Mouth Attribute Fruity, Medium-bodied, Oaky, Powerful, Soft Tannin
Nose Attribute Fruity, Red Berries, Spices
SKU SP42

Vineyard Info

Baron de Ley was founded in 1985 by a group of four Rioja wine professionals who had a dream of establishing a “château” with their own vineyards in Rioja...30 years later, Baron de Ley has grown to become one of the biggest viticultors of Rioja (more than 700 Has.) and an award-winning winery among the elite of Rioja top brands.

The winery and headquarters are situated at the Monastery of Imas undertaken in 95 and 96, uses the furniture to recreate the Golden Age of the house at the end of the 19th century, when the Jiménez family owned the house and managed the farm. A spectacular fusion of the old Benedictine tradition and the great wines of today. Barón de Ley Reserva is made from grapes coming from our own vineyards in Mendavia (Rioja Baja).

The climate in this part of Rioja, with clear Mediterranean influence, provides excellent maturation which, combined with a low yield viticulture (5.000 kgrs/Ha. aproximately), result in modern Riojas with a “mediterranean soul”; wines with combine remarkable power with the elegance and harmony that have always been characteristic of the Rioja wines.

Description

Clean, vibrant ruby red. Varietal character with plenty of red fruits and compote with sweet spice and balsamic notes. After a powerful attack the sensation of soft, supple volume gradually extends across the palate for a creamy finish. In the aftertaste you are again reminded of the red-berry fruit mingled with hints of wild herbs.

How to pair it

  • Meat Patatas a la riojana, a hearty potato and chorizo stew. It is a great wine for Sunday roast, stews, goose or turkey.

Awards

James Suckling 92 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Critique Review

A red with lovely sweet-berry, crushed-stone and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a creamy, polished finish. Drink or hold.

James Suckling, 2020
More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Tempranillo
Vintage 2016
Region Rioja
Country SPAIN
Winemakers Gonzalo Rodríguez
Producer Baron De Ley
Average age of vines 25 years
Harvest method By hand
Fermentation & maceration Destemmed and fermented in stainless steel vats, at controlled temperatures (29-30 ºC), with daily remontages & tasting. Additional one week of maceration.
Aging 18 months in new American-oak casks and 24 months in the bottle
Mouth Attribute Fruity, Medium-bodied, Oaky, Powerful, Soft Tannin
Nose Attribute Fruity, Red Berries, Spices
SKU SP42

Baron de Ley was founded in 1985 by a group of four Rioja wine professionals who had a dream of establishing a “château” with their own vineyards in Rioja...30 years later, Baron de Ley has grown to become one of the biggest viticultors of Rioja (more than 700 Has.) and an award-winning winery among the elite of Rioja top brands.

The winery and headquarters are situated at the Monastery of Imas undertaken in 95 and 96, uses the furniture to recreate the Golden Age of the house at the end of the 19th century, when the Jiménez family owned the house and managed the farm. A spectacular fusion of the old Benedictine tradition and the great wines of today. Barón de Ley Reserva is made from grapes coming from our own vineyards in Mendavia (Rioja Baja).

The climate in this part of Rioja, with clear Mediterranean influence, provides excellent maturation which, combined with a low yield viticulture (5.000 kgrs/Ha. aproximately), result in modern Riojas with a “mediterranean soul”; wines with combine remarkable power with the elegance and harmony that have always been characteristic of the Rioja wines.