SANTALBA VINA HERMOSA TINTO RESERVA 2017Bodegas Santalba
Santiago Ijalba (hence the name ‘Sant-alba’) established the winery in 1998, in Gimileo in Rioja and now runs it with his son Roberto. Made from 100% Tempranillo grapes from selected vineyards; 18 months in American oak and 3yrs in bottle give intense ripe black fruits, licorice, vanilla & spices. Nicely balanced, long palate and will improve for hours in the glass. Serve around 18 degrees C with big meaty dishes.