Jumilla-Calatayud-Monstant-Almansa-Castilla y Leon-Rueda-Rias Baixas, Spain

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Honoro Vera Rioja Vegan

SKU 126142
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Type Red
Varietal Tempranillo
Listing Speculative
Case Config. 12x750ml
Available In BC AB

Colour

Medium ruby.

Aroma

Dark cherry, red plum and cocoa notes.

Flavour

Fruit forward, with spicy, ripe tannins, hints of minerality, and a long finish with lingering notes of cocoa.

Food Pairing

Chorizo Paella, lasagna, smoky bratwurst sausages and Chile relleno.

More Info

Vineyards The grapes come from vineyards planted on limestone-rich clay soils. The fermentation was carried out in small stainless steel tanks for 15 days at temperatures below 27°C/80°F. Approximately 10% of the wine spent 5 months in French oak barrels. Aging Partially aged in French oak barrels for 5 months. 

90 pts

Guía Peñin 2020

2018 -

 

James Suckling, Jul/2019

2018 -

"A vibrant, primary-fruited style with fresh herbs and stems, as well as elderberry reduction. Medium-bodied, fruity and fresh. Drink now."

 

Alberta Beverage Awards 2020

2018 -

Top Value

90 pts

James Suckling, Aug/2018

2017 -

"A slew of blueberries makes this full-bodied, bright and moderately tannic red easy to enjoy right now. Should be good through 2020."

90 pts

Guía Peñin 2020

2017 -

89 pts

Gismondi on Wine, Jan/2018

2016 -

"Fresh, stony resiny nose with fragrant black plums, raspberries, and a dusting of violets. The attack is juicy with round, succulent red fruit reminiscent of freezer raspberry jam. The acidity is persistent and in balance with supple tannins. This is the New Rioja but it's done in a respectful way. Pair with lamb chops for a traditional match or barbecue ribs for a more rustic backyard dinner. It is all tempranillo fermented over two weeks in stainless steel and with ten percent on to spend five months in French oak. The alcohol is a modest 13.5 percent alcohol."

89 pts

James Suckling, Jul/2017

2016 -

"Supple, smoothly-fruited cassis and strawberry fruits. Nice and even with good balance. Drink now."

 

The Publican Magazine, Spring 2018

2016 -

"Honoro Vera Rioja has aromas of dark cherry, red plum and cocoa. Its palate is fruity with spicy, ripe tannins, and hints of minerality. The finish is long with lingering notes of cocoa."