El Guardián

Rioja Reserva DOC

Rioja Reserva DOC

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Region

Varietal

ALC/VOL

12.5%

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Country

Spain

Rioja Reserva DOC

One of the world’s most historic and high quality wine regions, Rioja boasts some of the greatest red wines of value in the world.  The El Guardian Rioja Riserva features ripe red fruit, spice and balsamic notes with a smooth texture and excellent balance.

Soil

Clay and limestone soil grown at 500 meters altitude

Tasting notes

Deep, crimson red with brick rim flavors of black and red berry are complimented by wood and baking spices as well as savory earth. The palate lingers with complex fruit and spice.

Food pairings

Complex and mature, our Rioja Riserva excels with meat stews, lamb and spiced grilled foods.

Rating/ Review

Wine & Spirits Dec 202089 pts Silver
El Guardian is named after the Beeater birds found in northern Spain that help protect the vineyards from vine pests that could otherwise ruin the grapes as they ripen. In the name of the El Guardian, we guard the traditions of winemaking in Rioja.

BRAND BACKGROUND:

El Guardian is named after the Beeater birds found in northern Spain that help protect the vineyards from vine pests that could otherwise ruin the grapes as they ripen. In the name of the El Guardian, we guard the traditions of winemaking in Rioja.

WINEMAKING / VINIFICATION:

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 10 days. Maceration with the skins for 20 days to extract the maximum colour.

HARVEST:

Mid-end of September to end of October. Grapes are sorted by hand.

AGING & BOTTLING:

Aged 14 months in American & French barrels. Aged in bottle for a minimum of 6 months.

ELEVAGE:

Aged 14 months in French & American barrels.

CLIMATE:

Typical Rioja central valley weather. Mild to cold winters, rainy spring and hot and dry summer.

SOIL:

Clay and limestone soil grown at 500 meters altitude.

ANALYSIS:

Acidity: 5.0 g/L pH: 3.66 Residual Sugar: 1.95 g/L

UPC:

887724000659

SRP:

$17.99