- Item Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
- ASIN: B006KJ4HR2
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
Wine Tasting Notes
An intense ruby colour with high, brick-like flecks and metallic hues. The nose gives aromas of vanilla, spices, tobacco and leather. The palate is smooth, velvety, very round and balanced with bold tannins The finish is powerful long. Bodegas Franco - Espanolas, S.A. was created as an indirect result of the biggest misfortunes in the history of French wine making. In the second half of the 19th century, French vineyards were almost completely ruined by phylloxera. This led vineyard owners from Bordeaux, a region characterised by the high quality of its vines and a great tradition for making world - renowned wines, to move to Spain in search of suitable soil and climates where they could continue to produce and age the wines for which they were famous. The area they chose was La Rioja. This area had not only a soil ideally suited to vine growing and a climate which benefited from influence of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic but also inhabitants who were concerned with tradition and
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Top customer reviews
on December 8, 2011
This wine is given a score of 91 by Wine Enthusiasts and with good reason, it's an excellent wine! I'd never had a rioja before and I tried this wine while flying business class on a flight from Amsterdam and liked it so much I wrote down the name hoping to find it back in the States but have had no luck. A friend suggested I Google it and am very happy to find it here on Amazon. I will be ordering several bottles!