The Fernández de Manzanos family have been making prize-winning Rioja wines at their small estate for over 120 years. Today, brothers Victor and David ("los hermanos") are making quite a name for themselves with silky, modern-style Reservas like this one – crafted in the officially "very good" 2007 vintage.
In the sub-appellation of Rioja Baja, scorching daytime temperatures and cool nights yield grapes with a seriously ripe, luscious character. Victor and David went straight to their family’s gnarled, old Garnacha vines (and added a healthy slug of star Rioja grape Tempranillo for a rich, strawberry character). And thanks to 24 long months in American oak, you can also expect mellow notes of vanilla and toasted coconut.
This is exactly the kind of wine you'll want on your dinner table alongside slow-roasted lamb, herb-encrusted pork loin, or a variety of tasty tapas (we like albondigas, spicy mini meatballs).
But you'll have to hurry of course – like all our wines, this Reserva is made in very small quantities to ensure maximum quality. Order today.