Supple, juicy, satisfying.
Not long ago, I visited Bodega Beronia in Rioja and learned a bit more about this consistent red made in the sustainable Beronia vineyards in Alto Rioja.
It is dominated by the region's variety, Tempranillo but has a splash each of other indigenous varieties, Graciano and Mazuelo. As a reserva, it has been aged more than 18 months in American and French oak then another 20 months in bottle, this wine has had some time to come together.
Morello cherry, licorice root, mocha and violets are layered with strawberry preserves, chocolate and baking spice aromas. It is supple in the mouth with great balance and impressive acidity. Overall good balance and structure with flavours of sarsaparilla and cocoa.
Pair: stewed meats, slow roasted vegetables and hearty tapas.
Rich Meats , Good First Impressions, Tomatoes and Tomato Sauces
©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2015-12-08 18:55:57.0