This wine was produced from hand harvested grapes from the Rioja Alavesa region and made at Viña Real.
De-stemmed grapes were transferred to stainless steel vats with temperature control for the alcoholic fermentation. Following completion of the malolactic fermentation, the wine was transferred to French and American oak barrels where it aged for 13 to 14 months. During this time the wine developed the aromatic balance, elegance and overall expression which characterises Viña Real Plata.
The wine is medium cherry red in colour, bright and intense with violet hints at the rim
The nose shows intense aromas of fresh fruits such as blackcurrants and blackberries, complemented by subtle notes from the wine’s time in oak, including spicy, toasted and balsamic touches.
On the palate, the wine is structured and rounded with no angular components, it is full bodied and has well integrated fruits and oak. The finish is long with fine, well balanced tannins.
A perfect match for a wide range of dishes, including stews, vegetables, rice, fish in sauce and all types of meat.