Beronia was founded in 1973 by a group of businessmen, friends from the Basque country who would come to La Rioja on holiday. The friends had a great love of food and wine and created their own gastronomic society, or txoko as it is called locally, in the area. They decided, to produce their own wines to enjoy with the local cuisine, specialising in Reserva and Gran Reserva style wines. The winery was integrated into the González Byass Family of Wine group in 1982 and began an expansion into international markets. Today Beronia is one of the most renowned Spanish wineries both in international and domestic markets, producing pure and traditional Rioja wines with their own personality and Beronia style.
The grapes undergo a slow and controlled fermentation with periodic pumping over to extract colour and aromas. Following this it is aged in mixed oak barrels of American staves and French tops for 20 months to allow a paused and harmonic evolution. The American oak gives a sweet character of vanilla and coconut while the French oak gives spice, making for the perfect balance. This Reserva was bottled in November 2012 and will age in bottle for a minimum of 18 months before being released to the market.
Beronia Reserva 2010 gives a intense ruby red colour. It shows an attractive nose with candied fruits and plum marmalade in perfect harmony with sweet aromas such as chocolate. On the palate meaty and fruity. The characteristic notes of the Tempranillo variety, cherry and strawberry accompanied by liquorice, dominate and fill the mouth. The balanced acidity and silky tannins guarantee a long and elegant wine.
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Name Beronia Rioja Reserva Country Spain Region Rioja ABV% 14% Vintage 2013 Grape Variety 94% Tempranillo, 4% Graciano, 2% Mazuelo Size 750ml Dietary Information No