Conde de los Andes Gran Reserva 2004

|  Comments
19.50 €
Price suggested by:
(Bodegas Paternina)
Sweet wine (Mazuelo, Tempranillo)
Bodegas Paternina
Rioja
Spain
Year: 2004

 Selectus Wines Tasting Panel
 2nd July 2012

Bodegas Paternina were founded, originally in the small Riojan town of Ollauri, more than a hundred years ago by Federico Paternina. They have denoted for several generations of consumers one of the country’s most well-known wine-producing brands and at the time they were one of the wineries pioneering the use of machinery and large facilities, considered synonymous with modernity and the massive diffusion of a vine-growing region that was growing rather antiquated. In present times, it is a winery that has expanded its domains to other denominations of origin such as the Ribera del Duero and Jerez, and is one of the shareholders in Bodegas Franco Españolas.

Appearance

A ruby-red colour with brick-red hues on the rim. Of medium density, clean and bright.

Nose

An intense aroma, penetrating and complex with spices, leather, tobacco and ripe fruit. It needs a good while to breathe.

Palate

It is very light, with lively acidity, fresh, with hints of vanilla. Pleasant and persistent.

Remarks

A particularly commendable example of the Rioja classical style, with a long period of oak-ageing, which has not varied at all from the lines set out at its beginning. Obviously there are no surprises here for the seasoned consumer, but precisely due to this approach remaining faithful to its origins, this wonderful wine is a must to enjoy, which shows us styles and more relaxed ways of understanding the vine-growing world and reasoning out how we have come this far. We must clearly incline towards classic pairings with milder flavours and moderately intense, where the wine accompanies ingredients that are less fruit-based. Meats such as duck, woodcock or pheasant are good options, and even delicate stuffed partridge can work very well with this wine which brings tradition to mind.

Serving temperature

from 16 to 18º C

Recommended glass

Riedel, Vinum Collection, Bourgogne glass.

Comments