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Rioja Selección

Rioja Selección Bottle
Appellation
Rioja
Variety
Tempranillo, Graciano, Maturana Tinta, Garnacha
Age of Vines
50–80
Farming
In conversion
Soil
Chalky-clay limestone
Altitude
450–550 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, natural yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Aging
16 months in French (75%) and American (25%) oak barrels, 1/3 new, 1/3 second fill, 1/3 third fill, vegan

Overview

Rioja Selección is a selection of vineyards planted before 1970 within the bounds of a triangle bound by the villages of Villabuena, Samaniego, and Abalos. These plots are primarily Tempranillo, which accounts for 85% of the blend, followed by Graciano 12%, with the remainder Manturana Tinta and Garnacha. Under Izadi’s relatively new winemaker, Roberto Vicente, extraction has been tempered with gentler maceration and 2/3 of the barrels used for aging are second and third-fill. The results show a refinement of the Izadi style, one which draws inspiration from both modern and traditional Rioja.

Ratings & Reviews

92

2019 Rioja Selección

Source: JS

92

2019 Rioja Selección

Source: WA

92

2019 Rioja Selección

Source: VM

92

2018 Rioja Selección

Source: JS

92

2017 Rioja Selección

Source: JS

90

2017 Rioja Selección

Source: WS

91

2016 Rioja Selección

Source: DE

93

2016 Rioja Selección

Source: JS

94

2016 Rioja Selección

Source: WS

Rioja, Spain
  • Location
    Rioja, Spain
  • Appellation
    Rioja
  • Proprietor
  • Winemaker
  • Size / Elevation
    hectares / meters
  • Portfolio
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