December 4, 2018

Bodegas Sonsierra Gran Reserva 2012

Bodegas Sonsierra is a cooperative with 240 growers around the La Rioja village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra.  While they make a range of wines, including the Perfume de Sonsierra, the Gran Reserva is made from Tempranillo vines that are at least 40 years old, up to 80 years old giving the wine a deeply coloured hue and a suppleness.

The intense blackcurrant aroma takes on a smokiness that provides an earthy foil to the chocolate, liquorice and savoury sage. After the prerequisite 24 months in oak, followed by another 36 months in bottle, a regime that sometimes leaves this category of Rioja dried out, this Gran Reserva has a creamy smoothness that still leaves the fruit centre stage. It is a companiable wine that does not require food, but if you are looking for something a little more special when friends come for dinner, this wine will not let you down.

Quickie review «A rich mouthful of shapely tannins around chocolate covered liquorice and still plump currants. Drink with a grilled steak or some wild boar sausages.»

Country of Origin: Rioja, DOC
Tasting Date: October2018
Price:   UK £19 | € 17
Drink: now – 7+ years
Needs food: no
Source: tasting

This wine was featured on a winemusing.tv ‘Quickie Review’:

Categories

Looking for a something specific, please use search:

You May Also Like…

Santa Tresa Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG

Santa Tresa Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG

Who makes it? Santa Tresa is a family run wine estate in the Vittoria area of Sicily. The brother / sister duo from the Girelli family, Stefano and Marina have been the custodians of an established vineyard since the start of the 2000s. The vineyards contained...

Causse de Theron ‘En Pente’ Cahors 

Causse de Theron ‘En Pente’ Cahors 

Who makes it?  The producers of Causse de Theron sourced this red from the En Pente vineyard in Cahors. Cahors is the best known region in France which makes Malbec, its focus grape variety. However, it is not really all that well known as a region despite Malbec...

Biondi-Santi Greppo Brunello di Montalcino 

Biondi-Santi Greppo Brunello di Montalcino 

Who makes it?  Biondi-Santi says it all really. When it comes to Brunello di Montalcino, Biondi-Santi really are the original. The story goes that Clemente Santi and his nephew Ferrucio Biondi Santi understood the quality potential of their grapes. That is their...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *