2013 Campo Viejo Rioja Gran Reserva
2013 Campo Viejo Rioja Gran Reserva A reassuringly balanced Rioja wine which retains fruity character after being passionately crafted over the course of five years. Balanced with smoky and spicy notes from oak. Aromas of blackberries, blueberries, and plums, smoky, toasted wood nuances, with spices and hints of minerals and tobacco. On the palate this 2013 vintage is smooth with soft and velvety tannins, great palate weight, extraordinary balance acidity. Elegant and complex aftertaste, with hints of coffee, chocolate, tobacco and dark fruit.
Our winery, built in 2001, is a one-of-a-kind production facility in Rioja. Bodegas Campo Viejo is based on the principles of sustainable development and is a balance between oenology, architecture and sustainability.
Our state-of-the-art sustainable winery is located at the very heart of Rioja, surrounded by the natural beauty of the region. With vineyards across Rioja, our 3 female winemakers passionately craft contemporary expressions of Tempranillo and Cava, our two regions’ signature varietal. Blending traditional and progressive wine making methods, our wines express the vibrancy and color of modern-day Spain.
Red wine has been prevalent since prehistory (the period before written records) as winemaking originated and spread throughout the world. In this case, “red blend” refers to any red wine that contains more than one red grape variety in the final product, though certain red blends can have their own designation as varietal wines despite comprising multiple grapes.
For much of the history of European wine, red blends were in fact more common than single varietals, as winemaking was typically region-centric and featured grapes consolidated from vineyards across a given area. One famous example of this practice is the Bordeaux blend, which originated in the 18th or 19th century and usually comprises Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Though prominent red blends such as Bordeaux still remain popular, many red blends have been associated with lower quality due to the assumption that the term indicates cheaper table wines. However, many high-quality wine producers still elect to produce red blends, and these wines can in fact offer many unique and delicious flavors due to the winery’s ability to custom design the profile of their product.