Burgo Viejo Tinto 2012 *** Dozen discount for straight dozen only ***

  • Very bright deep and clean violet color; blackberry and licorice aromas in the nose; longlasting, powerful and smooth taste in the mouth.

    Bodegas Burgo Viejo represent a new way of understanding Rioja, setting the pride of a hundred-year-old tradition in an innovative spirit that bring them to the vanguard of the 21st Century. Burgo Viejo, more than a Rioja.

    Six families of farmers founded Bodegas Burgo Viejo in 1987 (with the next generation coming onboard, it is now sixteen families working together). Burgo Viejo´s main asset has always been the exquisite winemaking process of grapes collected from its own vineyards throughout the years. Young Gorka Etxebarria is the leading winemaker and has been working with Burgo Viejo since December 2003.

    The vineyards measure 200 hectares – 494 acres – (90% tinto, 5% rosado, 5% blanco) and spread throughout the municipality of Alfaro, La Rioja, Spain at the foothills of Yerga Mountain, on the banks of the fertile Ebro Valley. This area offers a huge diversity of soils and microclimates where the grape varietals, Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Garnacha, Carignan, Graciano and Viura grow to become Burgo Viejo wines.

     

  • Grape Variety Tempranillio 85%, Graciano 10%, Mazuelo 5%
    Vintage 2012
    Food Pairing Best enjoyed with cheese and red meat.
    Service 14-16°C
    Alcohol 13.5%
    Winemaker Gorka ETXEBARRIA
    Producer Bodegas Burgo Viejo
    Soil/Vines The vineyards measure 200 hectares – 494 acres – (90% tinto, 5% rosado, 5% blanco) and spread throughout the municipality of Alfaro, La Rioja, Spain at the foothills of Yerga Mountain, on the banks of the fertile Ebro Valley. This area offers a huge diversity of soils and microclimates where the grape varietals, Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Garnacha, Carignan, Graciano and Viura grow to become Burgo Viejo wines.
    Appellation Rioja, SPAIN
    Ageing Potential Drinking now and up to 5 years
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  •  Bronze - International Wine and Spirit Competition 2013
  • Sean Mitchell - Grape Observer -

Rioja seems to be a thing for me at the moment.  Few miss the mark in terms of quality and they seem leanly priced.  This wine from Burgo Viejo is a blend of 85% tempranillo 10% garnacha and 5% mazuelo.  It has aromatics of blueberry, earth and juicy blackberries.  These aromatics carry through to the palate, with the addition of some fleshy texture and plum characters.  This is a very drinkable wine indeed, and is balanced with a medium length finish.  The bottle disappeared quickly from the table. Rating: Good, Abv: 13.5%, Price: $22, Source: sample,Website: http://www.burgoviejo.com/en/index.htm, Tasted: 2014

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