Wine type: Red
Grape type: Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo, three native varietals of La Rioja
Time in Barrel: 36 months
Pata Negra Reserva Rioja is produced in our winery in Labastida, a historic village in La Rioja Alavesa protected by the Sierra de Cantabria along the Ebro River 4 km from Haro. The winery has an area of 35,000 m2 (15,000 m2 built area) with a production and bottling capacity of 50 million bottles a year. It currently houses 20,000 Bordeaux barrels of American and French oak wines lay dormant for future bottling and aging in bottle. The bottler has a capacity for 1 million bottles dedicated to reserve and gran reserve.
- Bacchus International Wine Competition 2014 - Gold Bacchus
- Berliner Wein Trophy 2015 - Gold medal
- Catavinum 2014 - Silver medal
- Challenge International du Vin 2014 - Silver medal
- International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014 - Silver medal Outstanding
- International Wine and Spirit Competition 2015 - Bronze medal
Pata Negra Rioja Reserva is obtained from grapes selected low-yielding older vines. These grapes which have a significant polyphenolic concentration are fermented in stainless steel tanks with precise temperatures and maceration to obtain an aromatic, intense and potent wine resulting in malolactic fermentation in concrete tanks for future transfer to barrels of American and French oak where for 27 months the wine will obtain additional aromas from the wood, as well as a complexity and potency that will be fine-tuned at our bottling facilities for a wine with personality and excellent development in the short, medium and long term.
Appearance: Perfect deep maroon color, covered, with no hint of evolution. Bright and clean.
Nose: Light tones of reduction (typical of a reserve wine), which quickly disappear giving way to a fragrant, complex nose with spicy, tobacco and ripe red fruit tones.
Palate: On the palate we find a harmonious, full and elegant wine, displaying a perfect symbiosis between wine and oak. Magnificent persistence and duration showing a polished tannin.
We recommend serving this Rioja at a temperature between 16°C and 18°C.
Perfect for game dishes, roasted red meat, Manchego cheese and the best Pata Negra ham. Try it with chocolate...You will be surprised
It is recommended to decant this wine before serving to enjoy its full potential.