HISTORIA DE SANTALBA 2015Bodegas Santalba
A remarkable wine made from 120 yr old bush vineyards in the high altitude Gimileo region of Rioja. 80% Tempranillo and 20% blend of other grapes. Only 1400 bottles were made.
Here are the winemaker's tasting notes:
"Deep intense black colour which stains the sides of the glass.
An intense and defined nose which is complex, attractive and full of character has touches of amaretto sponge-cake, violet, vanilla, medicinal, roasted, cedar, tobacco and black fruit liqueurs.
On the palate it is attacking, with body and tasty acidity, excellent structure, balance and a long finish with a floral back-taste. Serving suggestions: Good with grilled meat, stewed mushrooms and wild mushrooms, cheeks in wine, fried foie gras, sirloin in pepper sauce, red meats, beans and pulses, mature and semi-mature cheese, game in red wine, steak tartare and so on. Temperature of consumption: 16ºC"
£52 per bottle