Wine Spectator, one of the most highly regarded publications in the United States, has awarded 92 points to Beronia Reserva 2014 (D.O. Ca. Rioja) and ranked it amongst the “Top Values from Spain”.
The result is a recognition by the judging committee at the north American magazine, of the personality of this D.O. Ca. Rioja Reserva wine, which is made from grapes grown in a selection of the oldest Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo vineyards. The committee blind-tastes its way through over 15,000 wines from all over the world.
“Rich and expressive” are two of the words Wine Spectator used to describe Beronia Reserva, a wine that undergoes cold pre-fermentation maceration and controlled fermentation with regular pumping over to extract the desired colour and aromas. After that, it spends 20 months in mixed French and American oak barrels to develop unhurriedly and smoothly.
The result, at the end of the period of ageing, is a wine that is attractive and intriguing on the nose, with balanced acidity, great volume and a sweet, seductive finish on the palate. It is perfect to drink with roasts, char-grilled cutlets, ibérico charcuterie and mature cheese.