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Hacienda El Ternero Rioja Alta

NEW ARRIVALS - Hacienda El Ternero Rioja Alta

Tasted at a recent Saturday tasting

Hacienda el Ternero dates back to the 1077AD, when it belonged to the Santa Maria de Herrerea Monastery. Their 60 hectares of vineyards are in one of the highest areas of Rioja. The vineyards have shallow soils with a high percentage of limestone which gives a subtle mineral character to the wines.

BARREL FERMENTED RIOJA BLANCO

100% Viura. 4 months in French oak. Notes of vanilla and honeysuckle on the nose. The palate has tropical and stone fruit notes combined with almonds and cream. The fresh acidity complements the round mouthfeel leaving a long and fresh finish. - £19.95

CRIANZA "TORNO"

100% Tempranillo. Aged in French barrels for 12 months before resting in bottle. The nose is perfumed with aromas of violets and cherries. The palate is fresh and structured with notes of black fruits with spices and hints of caramel from the oak on the finish. - £17.95

SELECCION CRIANZA

100% Tempranillo. This limited edition crianza spends 14 months in French oak barrels. Notes of violets and fresh herbs on the nose. The palate is soft with black fruits, balsamic, licorice and toast notes from the time spent in oak. A fresh acidity perfectly balanced this concentrated and complex wine. - £24

RESERVA

95% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo. 18 months in new French barrels. Concentrated black fruits and chocolate on the nose. The palate is full bodied with blackberries, black olives, dark chocolate, balsamic and wild herb notes. Grippy tannins on the palate with fresh acidity. - £32