Izadi Rioja Reserva 2018

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Grapes: Tempranillo
Type: Red
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Regular price £19.85
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A contemporary Rioja that combines the dark fruit flavours of the Tempranillo grape with the spicy oak that marks out some of the best wines from the region. The 2017 Reserva has a fresh and fragrant nose, boasting aromas of redcurrant, cherry and plum with notes of tobacco, liquorice and earthy undertones. The palate is pure and concentrated with a long, fruit-forward finish.

Izadi owns 178 hectares and sources fruit from selected growers from another 108 hectares of old vines with an average age of 45 years. All located within the triangle formed by three villages: Villabuena, Samaniego and Ábalos. The vines are traditionally trained bush vines, a method which Izadi believes gives better exposure of the grapes, something which in turn leads to better ripeness and softer, fuller wines. The vineyards are 450-550 metres above sea level so warm days give way to cool nights, encouraging the aromatic qualities in the grapes to develop whilst retaining fresh acidity. The vineyards are planted in clay-chalk soils.