Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2012 La Rioja Alta
A vibrant, tasty, elegant wine - winner of the Decanter Platinum Medal 2019.
For a wine of such high quality, this blend of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano offers terrific value for money. It is highly aromatic with an elegant, complex finish. Matured in older American oak for three years, racked by hand and by candlelight, followed by three years in bottle. Delicious served now, and like all of La Rioja Alta’s wines, it also has great potential to improve in the cellar. Drink through 2032.
Formed by five families in the late 19th century, the La Rioja Alta S.A. winery has been among the leading producers who have helped to establish and maintain the classic standards of Rioja. Their Tempranillo-led Gran Reservas, aged for remarkably long periods in barrels from the producer’s cooperage, are some of the most sought-after wines from the region. And while they always upheld standards and tradition, La Rioja Alta S.A. never stopped experimenting and pushing for better quality, offering some of the purest, precise expressions of Tempranillo in the world.
Platinum Medal and 97 points - 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards
94 Points - Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast Magazine