Hacienda El Indiano 2011

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Hacienda El Indiano 2011

Hacienda El Indiano 2011

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Hacienda El Indiano is a small production wine produced from old vines tended throughout the different Rioja subzones (Rioja Alta, Alavesa and Baja). The greatest virtue of el Indiano is the fact that it blends the climatic and grape diversity of Rioja, resulting in a wine that shows consistent quality year after year. in short, Haciando el Indiano is a blend of blends. La Rioja Alavesa and la Rioja Alta, located closer to the mountains, are at slightly higher elevations and have a cooler climate. La Rioja Baja to the southeast is drier and warmer. In Rioja producers seek acidity/freshness in Alavesa, tannins/structure in Alta and riper sweeter fruit in Rioja Baja. If Rioja was restricted to one climate, Rioja will also be restricted to fewer grapes, hurting its blending capacity which ultimately affects its consistency to produce top quality wines year after year. As with the finest red wines of Burgundy, Bordeaux or Piedmont, Hacienda El Indiano bears the distinct and unmistakable stamp of this terruño (terroir) from which it comes from. With great clarity and precision, it sings the music of its specific birthplace that make it one of Rioja's jewels.

Tasting Notes

Sexy aromas of cherry-cola, smoky dried minerals, flowers and new leather. Dense and penetrating, with appealing sweetness to its dark berry and baking spices. Becomes smokier with air and finishes with silky tannins and excellent persistence.

Food Pairing

Typical of the best Riojas that show a classical balance of rich aromatic density and plush fruit on the palate, there aren't many foods, casual or haute cuisine, that this wine won't compliment well. At the top of the list are roast suckling pig, grilled lamb skewers and grilled grass-fed beefsteak.

Awards

2011 International Wine Challenge 91 points.
2009 Robert Parker 92 points.

Grape Variety: Tempranillo

Country: Rioja - Spain

Tempranillo

Spain, Rioja