Saturday, December 30, 2017

Wine Review: Beronia Rioja Gran Reserva 2008

December is A Very Rioja Christmas on TheWineStalker.net!

Beronia Rioja Gran Reserva 2008

Beronia is named after the ancient Celtic tribe called the Berones that inhabited the land that is now La Rioja in the 3rd century BC. The Beronia winery, however, was established in 1973 CE by a group of Bosque businessmen and founders of a gastronomy society who visited Rioja and decided they wanted to make wine there.

This whole month is dedicated to the wines of Rioja, and three of them are from Beronia. I've already reviewed their 2014 Crianza and 2012 Reserva, and now I'm on their 2008 Gran Reserva. Because I will be reviewing so many wines this month, I'm going to keep the reviews short and sweet.

The 2008 Gran Reserva is 90% Tempranillo, 8% Graciano, and 2% Mazuelo. The grapes are hand selected from their oldest vineyards, and then selected again at the winery from only the best bunches of those previously selected in the vineyard. It goes through slow and controlled fermentation with periodic pumping over, then twenty-six months of barrel aging in French oak, and thirty-six months of bottle aging. It has a 14% ABV.

The color of the wine is a deep burgundy. On the nose there's a toasty feeling above the aromas of dates, black cherries, raspberry sauce, sandalwood, and sweet tobacco. On the palate it has a super soft mouthfeel with a medium body and dense tannin. There's flavors of blackcurrant, raspberries, vanilla, and leather. Then it finishes with blackcurrant and leather.

Nommy nommy! For $30 bucks this is a winner! I recommend it! I think this would be a great pairing with pie. What kind of pie? I don't think it really matters. Cherry pie, apple pie, blueberry pie, key lime pie, whatever pie.

Well, it certainly was a fun month of red Riojas (read all the reviews by clicking here) but I'm ready to mix things up a bit in January. See you guys next year!

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $15
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.

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