Burgo Viejo Rioja Reserva 2016
- Textured, savoury
Burgo Viejo are a classic Rioja producer who follow the region wine classification and craft an old-school style, with heaps of Old World charm. To achieve Reserva classification, a wine required a minimum of 36 months ageing, of which 12 months must be in barrel. In the hierarchy of classification, Reserva Rioja sits in a nice spot, with more integrated oak than a Crianza and more fruit power than a Gran Reserva. This wine has an autumnal nose and nice energy on the palate. It is spice driven with red fruits, dried herbs, fennel, tobacco, vanilla and smoky sweet spices. It’s mellow, complex and with a medium body, will suit all kinds of food.
“A ripe, fruity red with plum, berry and some orange peel and bark. It’s medium-to full-bodied with round tannins and a juicy finish.”
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- Blend Info
- 85% Tempranillo 10% Graciano 5% Mazuelo
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Jack doesn't live here - Tempranillo does. It makes Jack its bitch. Tempranillo may be relatively new on the scene in Australia, but it's as widespread in Spain as Shiraz is in Australia. Rioja have strict regulations on wines classified by the region, and require the wine to be certain lengths of time in barrel and then in bottle, and allows the producer to classify based on these restrictions as: Joven (none to limited oak contact), Crianza (intermediate oak and bottle age) and Reserva (extended oak/bottle aging). The time spent in oak is generally judged based on fruit intensity, but the one thing you will find is that quality is pretty impressive across the board, from crunchy young Joven to luscious Crianza to blockbuster Reserva. Welcome to the vinous heartland of Spain. It smells and tastes amazing.