Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008

La Rioja Alta (Rioja)

RP93UV93GP94

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The Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008 (£18.50) is a red wine made by La Rioja Alta from the region of Rioja vinified with garnacha and tempranillo from 2008 and has an alcoholic content of 13,5%. The Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008 is the ideal red to combine with ragout and jamon iberico. Uvinum users evaluate this red wine with 4,1 out of 5 points while renowned wine experts rate it as follows: robert parker: 93 and peñín: 94.
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A classic and indispensable wine, the Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008 is one of the Rioja's best wines, maybe even of Spain! The prestigious Guide Wines from Spain awarded it the title of "Best Rioja Wine" in 2015, and it stood among the Wine Spectator's list of Best Wines in the World in 2014.

Vintage after vintage, the Bodega La Rioja Alta demonstrate its know-how with Viña Ardanza Reserva which celebrates its 75th anniversary. This vintage is even more impressive than the 2001 and 2004 thanks to a favourable climate, a notable grape ripeness and a limited production. The wines are simply exceptional.

Moreover, the Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008 is the first vintage to entail Garnacha from their vineyards located at an altitude above 500m. This superior terroir yields grapes which show all the typical qualities of the varietal. The wine has rich aromas and a great finesse. Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008 is characterised by its freshness, flavours of cherry and blackcurrant, complex notes of aging in barrels such as spices, coffee, nutmeg, nice in the mouth, elegant tannins and a silky finish.

Technical sheet · Viña Ardanza Reserva

Type Of Wine:
red wine
Vintage:
2008 Other vintages
Appellation:
Rioja (La Rioja,Spain)
Cellar:
La Rioja Alta
Volume:
75 cl Other volumes
Score:
RP93UV93GP94
Grapes:
Tempranillo (80%), Garnacha (20%)
Pairing:
StartersMeatSoups and stewsHam and sausagesCheeseRed meatWhite meatGrilled meatsManchego cheeseSemi-cured cheeseJamon IbericoRagout
Allergens:
Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.:
13,5%
Consumption Temp.:
16-18ºC
Aging:
Reserva
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Description · La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008 (Tempranillo and Garnacha)

A classic and indispensable wine, the Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008 is one of the Rioja's best wines, maybe even of Spain! The prestigious Guide Wines from Spain awarded it the title of "Best Rioja Wine" in 2015, and it stood among the Wine Spectator's list of Best Wines in the World in 2014.

Vintage after vintage, the Bodega La Rioja Alta demonstrate its know-how with Viña Ardanza Reserva which celebrates its 75th anniversary. This vintage is even more impressive than the 2001 and 2004 thanks to a favourable climate, a notable grape ripeness and a limited production. The wines are simply exceptional.

Moreover, the Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008 is the first vintage to entail Garnacha from their vineyards located at an altitude above 500m. This superior terroir yields grapes which show all the typical qualities of the varietal. The wine has rich aromas and a great finesse. Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008 is characterised by its freshness, flavours of cherry and blackcurrant, complex notes of aging in barrels such as spices, coffee, nutmeg, nice in the mouth, elegant tannins and a silky finish.

TASTING NOTES of Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008:
- View: cherry red, garnet rim.
- Nose: ripe fruit, wild herbs, earthy, spicy, balsamic, wet leather.
- Mouth: balanced, tasty, long, balmy.

APPELLATION: Rioja
VINEYARD: La Rioja Alta
GRAPES: Garnacha, Tempranillo,

PAIRING: Appetizers, Cheese, Manchego cheese, Semi-cured cheese, Ham and sausages, Jamon Iberico, Meat, Red meat, White meat, Grilled meats, Soups and stews, Ragout
TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C
ALCOHOL: 13,5%

La Rioja Alta

On July 10, 1890, five Basque and Rioja-based vine growers created "Sociedad Vinicola De La Rioja Alta" in what is known as the Haro Station District. This was the beginning of a fascinating business venture in which the only dream of the five founders was to craft and age high-quality...

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Reviews

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Posted on at 23.07

4.5/5

Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008

Plum, snuff, spicy, silky, elegant, long, 93 points
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Posted on at 09.27

4/5

Delivery and handling excellent. I wait a moment drinking and assume that my friends have rated it good.
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Posted on at 10.08

4.5/5

A great wine.
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Posted on at 08.36

4/5

For now, quite clearly below 2007. But that could improve with 2-3 years of cellar: it is promising
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Posted on at 17.47

4/5

Excellent
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Posted on at 11.49

5/5

Viña Ardanza is a wine of great quality, but the 2008 harvest is exceptional. Very aromatic, light and soft on the palate.
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Posted on at 20.04

4/5

Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial 2008

Typical opacity of a La Rioja Alta. Strong aromas of oak and cedar.The barrel leaves good flavours.
For the meal we had, this wasn't the proper wine.
It was given to us in a wine tasting stand of...
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Posted on at 07.21

4/5

Reserva Viña Ardanza la Rioja Alta 2008

Cherry colour. Strong aromas of oak and cedar.A Rioja with a very good acidity.
I would be very happy if I received the Reserva Viña Ardanza la Rioja Alta as birthday present.
I drank it alone.
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Posted on at 17.22

4/5

- Viña Ardanza Reserva: Viña Ardanza Reserva is a red wine produced by Bodegas La Rioja Alta, S. A. enrolled in O. D. Q. Rioja.
- The wine is made with a blend of two red grape varieties:...
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Posted on at 10.59

4/5

Wine Viña Ardanza Reserva 2008, one of the standard bearers classical Rioja. Pure authenticity in this red wine produced by the winery La Rioja Alta. This is also the best positioned Spanish wine...
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Posted on at 03.53

4/5

ruby, tile edge. liquor fruit aroma, aromatic coffee, chocolate, character, expressive. Boca tasty, easy to drink, spicy, long
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Reviews about other vintages

Reviews about Viña Ardanza Reserva 2007

Juan Manuel Gonzalvo
Juan Manuel Gonzalvo

4/5

Plums, toffee, snuff, leather, silky, balanced, elegant, long. 92 points
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Reviews about Viña Ardanza Reserva 2005

Juan Manuel Gonzalvo
Juan Manuel Gonzalvo

4.5/5

Cacao, laurel, hazelnuts, tasty, silky, elegant.
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Verónica Estrada Hernández
Verónica Estrada Hernández

5/5

Try is to understand what they mean the "elegant" and "silky" adjective when it comes to wine. Delightful! Direct to My Shortlist.
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Reviews about Viña Ardanza Reserva 2004

Albert López
Albert López

4/5

After two years without sufficient quality to make this classic Rioja, the great harvest of 2004 will give us much to talk about. Have you already tried Viña Ardanza Reserva 2004? What you do you...
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Juan Manuel Gonzalvo
Juan Manuel Gonzalvo

4.5/5

Pepper, leather, silky, balanced, elegant, long
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