D E S C R I P T I O N
Clear, bright cherry-red. This is a fresh, fruity and
suggestively complex version of a wine produced
from old Tempranillo vines, selected in small plots.
The aromatic nose is fresh and rich, with red fruits,
and Mediterranean brushwood.
Structured and juicy, with a persistent aftertaste.
W I N E M A K E R N O T E S
2015 was one of the earliest harvests in history. It
produced a wine of freshness and elegance, that has
great aptitudes for aging. The grapes were hand
harvested, from mid-Sept. to the first days of Oct. The
grapes for this wine come from a number of small
plots near the Rioja Alta villages of Ollauri, Haro, &
Brinas, where the vines are an average of 50 years old
& grown in clay-limestone soil. The wine undergoes
21 days of fermentation in stainless steel tanks, and
then matures in (half-new) French oak barrels for 14
months, with an additional 12 months’ bottle-aging
before release. This vintage was qualified as “Very
Good” by the Regulatory Council.
I N T E R E S T I N G FA C T
Conde de los Andes is the name of the one of the
most famous wineries & cellars in the Rioja region. It
was bought in 2014 by the Murua family, owners of
Bodegas Muriel, who have lovingly restored the cellars
to their former glory & has preserved the more than
400,000 white & red bottles that are the winery’s legacy,
with a few dating back to 1892.
S E R V I N G H I N T S
Recommended serving temperature between 62 - 65°
Pairs well with roasted and grilled meats,
lamb, sausages, game stews, pork,
pastas, rice-based dishes, cured cheeses, cold meats
and as an after-meal drink.
W I N E D A T A