The Campo Viejo Gran Reserva has a deep and vibrant ruby red colour with a gold-tinged rim. To the nose, it retains the ripe red-berry fruit aromas of blackberries, blueberries, and block plums extraordinarily well. Gradually it opens up to reveal smoky, toasted wood nuances, with spices and hints of minerals and tobacco. To the palate it has a smooth mouth-feel, with sweet, polished tannins and a long, elegant, perfumed finish with final hints of coffee with chocolate.
Fermentation of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo grape varieties in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of around 28ºC. The maceration with the skins is a prolonged process. After which the wine is aged for a minimum of five years, and spends at least 24 months in French oak casks and American oak casks before rounding off in the bottle for minimum 24 months.
ABOUT THE WINERY
Undoubtedly one of the best wineries in the world, Bodegas Campo Viejo is located right in the heart of La Rioja. They were the first Spanish winery to certify their carbon footprint to the ISO-14064 standard and for over 10 years, Campo Viejo live by their Environment and Sustainability programme.
Looking around the winery you will see the beautiful rolling landscapes, dotted with medieval hamlets and exquisite vineyards. It is protected by the mountains, to the North are the Cantabrian mountains and to the south are the Sierra de la Demanda, both of which block the region from harsh winds. The vineyard is nourished by the Ebro river, La Rioja’s location plays a huge in creating the perfect conditions for growing grapes.
Campo Viejo’s dedication to authentic Rioja wine-making, alongside the most advanced wine-making techniques available, has allowed the winery to create modern twists on traditional methods allowing them to deliver progressive styles of Rioja that appeal to today’s discerning palates.
In short Campo Viejo is:
Generous: As the people of Spain, we are warm, inclusive and sociable.
Authentic: Rooted in the tradition of Rioja, Campo Viejo values honesty, integrity and the genuine.
Vibrant: Colourful, passionate and vivid.