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Vina Ijalba Rioja Graciano (75cl)

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Description

Rarely found, Graciano is an enticingly aromatic grape. Wonderful wine

Rioja is known for producing some of the best Spanish wine, and this 2012 Viña Ijalba is a classic example of Spanish quality and care. The wine is made from Graciano grapes, which account for just 0.04% of the total grapes planted in the region. Graciano grapes are famous for the deep, aromatic wines they produce, with strong hints of spices and long length. On first sip, you’ll detect hints of quinces and herby fruits, making this an attractive vintage. As you delve deeper, you’ll notice floral aromas, a full body, and notes of sage that provide an elegant, full-bodied feel. Best of all, it’s organic!

Gold Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019 (2016 vintage)

Silver Medal – The Drinks Business Organic Masters 2018 (2016 vintage)

Silver Medal – Mundus Vini 2017 (2015 vintage)

92 Points – Guia Penin 2019 (2017 vintage)

Taste

Luscious cherry fruits, Oak spice and liquorice

Aroma

Blackthorn and cherry, Liquorice and pepper

Viña Ijalba currently has more than 90 hectares of vineyards spread over several terrains around Logroño, San Vincente de la Sonsierra and the Najerilla Valley. 70% is harvested by hand. Ijalba is also very much involved in restoring native, almost forgotten grape varieties to Rioja - varieties that bring a distinctive element to their wines.

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  1. Unique

    Graciano is the grape which i’d never heard of. One of our guests said this was too ‘savoury’, but I really loved the wild, herbal style of this wine.

    little denby

  2. Phwoar! Punchy flavour that settles once it has had some air. Strong savoury flavours. Ripe rhubarb and warming anise.

    xkimberleyx (verified owner)