2016 Bodegas Santalba Vina Hermosa Reserva 750ML
Intense bright cherry-red with beautiful legs produced by glycerin. Concentrated aromas of ripe black gruits, liquorice, violets and vanilla with notes of toasted bread. Elegant and balanced with a long, pleasurable finish. This wine opens up and improves for house in the glass. Great potential for ageing.
Santalba Vina Hermosa range represents the most classic line of Bodegas Santalba.
Serving Temperature: 17ºC
Alcohol: 14%Pairing: Roast and grilled meats, duck, ham, casserole, mature and sem-mature cheeses.
Winery: Bodegas Santalba
About The Brand
Santiago Ijalba Garcia established Bodegas Santalba in 1998 in Gimileo, La Rioja. He obtained a degree in oenology in 1974 and was joined by his son, Roberto in 1997. Both father and son use spontaneous fermentations and indigenous yeasts from the vineyard.
Their label Ermita is helmed by Santiago, producing rose, white, Crianza and Reserva while Abando and Ogga are produced by Roberto. Further, the Ogga plantings are 90+ year old certified organic and are derived from one contiguous vineyeard which is not common in Rioja.