Taron Reserva 2005
14 months in American Oak
90 pts 2013 Peñin Guide, 88 pts Wine Enthusiast, Silver Medal 2012 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.
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This may be eight years old, but it’s still very fresh and fruity. The sawn oak smells of new American oak are dominant until the black and red cherry fruits take over. This is a distinctive and focused wine. Drink now or over the next several years.
The 2005 Taron Reserva is made from grapes from our Rioja Alta vines with an average age of over 70 years. The grapes from these very low-yielding vineyards are hand-picked, then placed in small tanks and left to macerate at a low temperature for 2 to 3 days. Fermentation lasts about 7 days, and the total time in the vat is around 15-18 days. The wine is transferred to new American oak casks and matured for 14 months under conditions of temperature and humidity that allow the proper processes and reactions to take place. Finally, it is matured in bottles for 14 months in the bottle cellar to achieve the wine's complex stability for the consumer to enjoy.
About the Winery
Inspiration at Bodegas Tarón springs from the experience of lovingly working the land of a privileged zone in the heart of the Rioja Alta for over 40 years - 1,730 acres of our own vineyards in villages that are steeped in history: Cuzcurrita de Río Tirón, Sajazarra, Tirgo, and Villaseca. The winery follows a philosophy of making great wines full of character today and in the future that transcend our boundaries without losing sight of our most important possession: the unique character which distinguishes and identifies us within the cradle of wine that is Rioja.