Rioja Reserva Cubanegra, Mitarte, 75cl
The grapes are harvested and selected by hand from the winery's own vineyards. Fermentation and maceration take 14 days in stainless steel vats. The wine is aged for 18 months in new French and American oak barrels. The wine is then left to age in the bottle for a minimum of 24 months.
Intense, bright cherry red in colour, on the nose there's beautifully integrated spicy, mineral and toasted notes form the oak barrel, lovely mature fruit on the full bodied palate with a mineral presence that makes this Rioja incredibly elegant. There's also a long, persistent, balanced finish as you would expect from a Rioja of this level.