La Tercera Reserva
Tempranillo - Graciano - Grenache
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La Tercera Reserva is a wonderful textbook example of what Rioja wine is all about. If there was one word to communicate Rioja it will be the word diversity. Climate, soil and grape diversity leads to consistency of quality year after year. La Tercera is the result of blending the best terroirs from the three well known subzones of Rioja: Rioja Alta, Alavesa and Baja. Each of these areas is unique and complementary, allowing Rioja to craft extremely consistent wines. In hot years the best grapes come from Rioja Alta, in cold years Rioja Baja is best suited due to its warmer microclimate. Rioja Alavesa is always in the middle not as hot not as cold, making it a good midpoint of balance. Additionally, La Tercera is a blend of three most important grapes of Rioja: Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano. Just like the different terroirs impart their own character and specificity to La Tercera, each variety brings forward unique element that when blended together produce something greater than if each grape was bottled on its own. Tempranillo is responsible to bring body, structure to the wine. Its flavors are more driven by spice. Garnacha is bright, energetic, lovely acidity that makes the wine sing. Its flavors are red berry like. Graciano is also a variety that contains wonderful acid, which is responsible for bringing a certain lift to the wine not only in flavors and sensation but also in terms of ageing. It is acidity that allows a wine to age. Its flavors is dominated by black spice. La Tercera is aged for a total of 3 years, out of which 30 months are in barrel and 6 months in the bottle before release.
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