Vina Santurnia Reserva (750ml)
Bodegas Ramon de Ayala is the producer of Vina Saturnia located in the town of Brinas, in Rioja Alta. The estate dates back to the 1950’s and has been family operated for 5 generations. The winery has 30 hectares of vineyards in Rioja Alta and Alavesa with some vines dating back to 1920s and most of the vineyards being 30 to 40 years old. The autumn and winter experiences cold temperatures with snow and some rain, while the summers are hot and nights cool off which is beneficial for producing quality wines with ripe enough fruit and fresh acidity. The soils are calcareous-clay with gravel. In 1985 the winery was renovated and updated and boasts an impressive underground cellar. They practice organic viticulture and only spray sulfur when needed.
A blend of Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa, containing 80% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo and 5% Grenache. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks then aged in casks (100% American) for 12 months and in the bottle for another two years before being released. Layered aromas and flavours of cherry, dried fig, tobacco, cedar and dried dill. The palate is medium to full bodied with fresh acidity and fine tannins and a long finish.