A modern style of Rioja which is made using 100% Tempranillo grapes which are grown in some of the best areas in Rioja Alavesa.The wine is aged in American oak barrels for 24 months then aged for a further 12 months in bottle before release.The nose is dominated by well ripened fruits, strawberries and toasted notes with hints of leather. The palate is deep and warm, well rounded with smoky notes. The wine is rich and full flavoured.Good with barbeques and cold meats.
Ruby red in colour. On the nose lively aromas of strawberries,
blackberries and cherries are married with subtle floral nuances. It
is smooth on the palate with round tannins and a refreshing
acidity. The wine is not oak aged.Grapes for the Grão Vasco wines are sourced from a network of
trusted Dão growers who follow sustainable practices in their
vineyards. The Dão region is on the raised Beirão pleateau and the
vineyards are at altitudes of around 450 metres above sea level.
Cool nights here counteract the warmth of the days, ensuring that
the grapes undergo a slow ripening process and retain a fresh
acidity whilst accumulating great depth of flavour. Soils in the Dão
are predominantly granitic, which lends elegance to the wines.Goes well with grilled beef or lamb or robust stew. For a veggie alternative try with spinach and lentil