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2017 Rioja Reserva, Beronia, Rioja, Spain


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2017 Rioja Reserva, Beronia, Rioja, Spain

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OVERVIEW

Juicy black cherries on the palate meets a coconut and leather nose. This earthy wine with sleek, smooth and fine tannins is mid bodied with great length. A wine worth far more than the price tag.

The benchmark Rioja Reserva is the Rioja that all WSET students mentally mark every other against. The incredibly well priced, high quality range of Rioja's from Beronia are no secret in the wine industry and having a Beronia in the house at all times is probably one of the few common traits that WSET students share after graduation!

Acquired by Gonzales Byass a couple of decades ago and added to their stable of purist wines, this Beronia will give pleasure vintage in and vintage out. Sleek, supple and full of earthy fruit, there's no denying the quality for the price.

CRITIC REVIEWS

There is a smell that takes me straight back to my childhood, walking into the incredibly tall tobacco curing barns on a Zimbabwean farm I loved very much – the graded scent from the herbaceous catch of stiff green leaves to, at the very back of the barn, the rich baritone spices of crackling dry, deep copper-brown leaves. This wine smells like that walk. Brushing past the vast hanging pulley systems, tied bunches of leaves disappearing into the darkness high, high up above, steam filling the air, top lip beading with sweat. And then it tastes like that steam and it tastes like wild bramble berries picked on a late, hot summer afternoon, thorns catching on forearms and nettles stinging bare calves. It tastes like the berry that you dropped and scooped up anyway, popped in your mouth, tasting purple sweet under just-cut hay and purslane and summer dust. 16.5 Points. Jancisrobinson.com

FOOD PAIRING INSPIRATION

This classic Rioja Reserva will pair well with any Spanish stew, any sausage or morcilla dish, any pork, lamb or veal dish too. Delicious and of mid weight, the Beronia Reserva is a real food wine.

VINTAGE AND WINEMAKING

Three years aged in barrel from the great 2017 vintage, one of many such fabulous vintages this decade.

PRODUCER NOTES

Beronia is the standard bearer for top quality Rioja at a fair price and was founded in 1973 by a group of friends who visited La Rioja on holiday. Driven by a passion for the region, its food and its wine they decided to create their own wine to pair with local La Rioja cuisine. Using both American and French oak to create a very unique and smooth style, their Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva wines are all highly decorated.

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SERVICE AND STORAGE TIPS

The wine will can be enjoyed today or held for several years.

This wine should be served at room temperature.

DELIVERY INFORMATION

Delivery is free when you spend over £150. For orders under this amount then a £9.99 delivery charge will be applied.

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Every bottle sold by CoolerSomm is subject to our quality guarantee. If a wine is corked or faulty, we will replace it.

2017 Rioja Reserva, Beronia, Rioja, Spain

Wine Card
Wine Producer Beronia
Wine Region Rioja
Wine Classification Rioja DO
Wine Type Red
Grape Variety Tempranillo
Vintage 2017
Vintage Quality Outstanding - Parker
Maturity Drinking Now & Will Improve
Body Mid Bodied
Sweetness Dry
Alcohol % 14%
Bottle Type Bordeaux 75cl
Serving Temperature 14-18°C
Food Pairing Lamb, Morcilla, Cocido, Iberico
Awards 16.5 - Jancis Robinson
93 Points - Tim Atkin

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