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Gran Reserva wines are produced only high quality vintages, from wines with good qualities for aging and stores, are sold from the sixth year of harvest, and it is recommended to serve between 18°C and 20°C.

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Gran Reserva wines are produced only high quality vintages, from wines with good qualities for aging and stores, are sold from the sixth year of harvest, and it is recommended to serve between 18°C and 20°C.

  • In the case of Red Wine Gran Reserva stay in barrel lasts until 5 years, of which, barrel aging takes at least durante18 months and the rest in bottle, in the darkness and silence of the cellar, to a constant temperature of around 12C and high humidity. Red wines Rioja and Ribera del Duero lengthen the minimum time aging in barrels to 24 months. His dark brown to dark garnet, with atejados edges. In the aroma can be candied fruits, licorice, leather, vanilla and spices. And in mouth, striking the evolution of tannins, the roughness of the first month is transformed into silky and velvety touch that last for a long time, allowing the wine enhances the flavors of the dishes it accompanies.
  • A Rose and White wines Gran Reserva, are required a total aging period of at least remain in the cellar for 4 years and at least 6 months in oak barrels; They labeled after staying at least 5 years in cellar and are marketed in its sixth year.

Given the time that the Gran Reservas spend in oak barrels, one of the most important factors is the type of wood used for aging. As the most common is the oak, we will explain the characteristics of the types of oak used most frequently:

  • French oak is the most widely used in wines Rioja and Ribera wines. According to their species can be Quercus robur Limousin area, low aromatic intensity, which brings aromas of vanilla, and strengthens the structure of the wines. And Quercus petraea, Allier area, which provides a more complex and balanced flavor profile. Regardless of what the spice, fine grain is considered high quality because it provides rich aroma and slightly strengthened wines; why is used for terroir wines.
  • American oak wine aroma conveys more intense nutty, coconut, vanilla and balsamic spicy, but yield little strength to the wines, which keeps its natural elegance and subtlety.
  • Central European oak, Hungary, Poland and the Caucasus, are between the American and French. That is, bring to the wines smooth tannins, very sweet and aromatic profile means. In Rioja wines have increased the structure and complexity of the variety Tempranillo.
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