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Sierra de la Demanda Rioja 2013

Sierra de la Demanda Rioja 2013 Spain  Rioja Red Wine  Red Blend
Product ID: 31040
Region: Spain, Rioja
Varietal: Viura, Tempranillo, Garnacha
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2013
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 13.0
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"A pure, full of precision Rioja wine produced in the highest elevation vineyards located in the Sierra de la Demanda territory of Rioja. Ancient vines of Garnacha planted in 1930. Vines are tended in mineral soils of silica which are very unique and rare in Rioja." —importer

Blend: 75% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo, 5% Viura
"A very enticing nose showing freshness and intensity. Fresh strawberries, dried flowers and aromatic herbs along with mint and white-pepper undertones. A fresh, medium body, ripe and juicy tannins and a long, sweet and floral finish. Delicious. 75% garnacha. Drink now or hold." —JamesSuckling.com

"Opaque ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe black and blue fruits, peppery spices and fresh flowers, with a touch of pipe tobacco in the background. Gently sweet and floral on the palate, offering intense blueberry and black raspberry flavors that tighten up on the back half. Energetic, precise wine with strong closing lift and spicy persistence; subtle tannins build slowly and add shape." —Josh Raynolds, Vinous

"There is more to the red 2013 Sierra de la Demanda Tinto, a blend of 75% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo and 5% white Viura from old vines planted on red sandstone soils. It fermented in used, open-top barrels for 28 days with daily foot treading followed by an élevage of 20 months; the first year was in well-seasoned 500-liter French oak barrels followed by a further eight months in newer ones. It's very spicy with hints of leather and more pronounced aromas and flavors, with a mixture of red and black fruit on the fine palate that has elegant tannins and good acidity. All of these wines are highly drinkable. 3,000 bottles were filled in April 2015." —Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate
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Viurafish or shellfishpolenta, pesto, white pizzas, risotto, savory soups or vegetable dishes
Tempranillochicken in tomatoes, lamb stew, veal scaloppini, quail or squabAsiago, Cheddar, Havarti, or Manchegotomato sauces, Spanish dishes, or tapas
Garnachared meat, game or roast porkBleu d'Auvergne, Camembert, Chevrotin des Aravis, Fourme d'Ambert or Reblochontomato based sauces, pepper, mushrooms or earthy sauces
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