2009 VINA ARDANZA RESERVA

Vina Ardanza vineyard
 
We are delighted to offer the new release of La Rioja Alta’s Vina Ardanza, one of the flagship ones from this prestigious Rioja winery.
 
This wine simply gets better each vintage - labelled as a 'Reserva', it is a 'Gran Reserva' in all but name as it passes all of the aging requirements. Unlike the Gran Reservas from Rioja Alta , Ardanza contains 20% Garnacha, which provides rich gamey notes which only improve as it ages.  The 2009 is delicious now but has the potential to age beautifully for another 10+ years and offers exceptional value for money!
 
"Ardanza is a classic, pan-regional Rioja, blending Tempranillo from the Rioja Alta with 20% Garnacha from Tudelilla in the Rioja Oriental. It’s a richer, plusher wine than the 2008, reflecting the warmer vintage, but it’s not remotely ponderous. Floral, fine and very complete with fennel and sweet Asian spices, tangy acidity and deftly handled American oak. 2018-26"
95pts Tim Atkin
 
"The current vintage of one of the flagship wines from La Rioja Alta is the 2009 Viña Ardanza Reserva, the second year it has contained 20% Garnacha grapes from their estate vineyards in La Pedriza in the village of Tudelilla in Rioja Baja. The Tempranillo comes from vineyards averaging 30 years of age in Fuenmayor and Cenicero. The hand-harvested bunches were sorted and put in boxes, transferred to the winery at 14 degrees Celsius to be destemmed and crushed, then the grapes fermented in stainless steel, including malolactic. The two varieties were aged separately, 36 months in used American oak barrels for Tempranillo and 30 months for Garnacha, and racked every six months. It was initially closed, shy and serious, riper and a little darker than the 2008 but still very balanced, serious and harmonious. The palate combines power with elegance, with some tannins, focused flavors, some chalky texture and a rustic touch that gives it character"
93+pts Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate
 

Wines offered excluding duty and VAT.  For enquiries please email the team or order below. Offer subject to final confirmation. E&OE.
Vintage Name Size Cs Bt GBP Price Per Actions scores
VIN BU JR DEC
2009 Vina Ardanza Reserva, Rioja Alta 75cl 4 - £190 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -