Viña Ardanza Reserva 2015
Viña Ardanza Reserva es una de las cumbres, no solo del vino riojano o español, es todo un emblema a nivel internacional. Con cada añada ha conseguido convencer tanto a crítica como a público. Su ya clásico coupage de Tempranillo y Garnacha es puro equilibrio y sedosidad. Con una crianza de 36 meses para la Tempranillo y de 30 para la Garnacha, La Rioja Alta, S.A. consigue una vez más un tinto con una completa paleta de aromas y sabores hecha con el único objetivo de satisfacer las necesidades de quien lo prueba. Fue elegido mejor tinto español de 2020 por Decanter.
El sabor potente y umami de la boloñesa con su bechamel y el parmesano agradecen la buena acidez y notas especiadas de este fiable Reserva.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
A rich nose of raspberry, crushed strawberry, blueberry, coconut, cedar and sweet spice. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins and fresh acidity. Creamy, balanced and layered with vibrant, spicy character. Long and polished. Drink or hold.
I tasted two vintages of their sleek and polished blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha, the oldest of which is the 2015 Viña Ardanza Reserva. It's a blend of 78% Tempranillo and 22% Garnacha (because they found that they needed a little more volume in the wine) from a powerful, warm and ripe year, very interesting to compare with the 2016. They consider 2015 a very good vintage; they compare it with 2001, a year when they produced all the wines. There are three wines from 2015, and there is something in common in all thee wines. The grapes were picked in mid-October and put through optical sorting to ferment followed by malolactic until the end of the year. The wine matured in used American oak barrels—the Tempranillo for 36 months with six manual rackings and the Garnacha for 30 months with five rackings. I find it to be more tertiary, with hints of leather and cured meat and a little wild, very spicy. It has a powerful palate with plenty of tannin, and it even feels that it needs some more polishing of perhaps powerful food... The final blend was bottled in September 2019. No 2013 or 2014 were produced. 300,000 bottles produced.
One of two vintages of Ardanza that are currently on the market, the 2015 is a cuvée of Tempranillo from Fuenmayor and Cenicero and 20% Garnacha from high altitude Tudelilla in the Rioja Oriental. Savoury and aromatic, with a slight animal note, this has raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, scented oak and sweet baking spices. 2021-27
Classic dried fruit, cream, vanilla and strawberry nose. Smooth tannins on the attractively supple palate; good concentration of ripe fruit and a lingering finish.