Solar Viejo Rioja Tempranillo 2018
A great value Rioja Tempranillo perfect for the everyday or the special occasion
This Tempranillo is intense ruby red with flashes of violet in the glass, on the nose there is a heady mix of aromas such as raspberry, strawberry and cherry, alongside a certain vegetable note, indicating its youth. Delicate on the palate, with lower tannins. Balanced, with good acidity giving it a refreshing feel, creating a versatile wine, appropriate for many different occasions. Drink now or over the next few years.
Solar Viejo is a Rioja winery with over 75 years of history, and is situated near the medieval village of Laguardia. The original winery was founded in one of the emblematic manors of Laguardia, within the walled enclosure of the villa while the new facilities, built over 30 years ago, are in the vicinity of the town and preserve the essence of that original experience. The vineyards are protected by the cold winds of the Rioja Alavesa, in the foothills of the Sierra de Cantabria and it is here that the excellent quality grapes are grown.
Winemaker Vanesa Insausti has grown-up making Rioja and gained experience making wines all across the region before settling at Solar Viejo in 2007. Vanesa's aim is always to make the highest quality wines from the very best fruit.