Red Wine by La Rioja Alta from Rioja, Spain. Outstanding dark-cherry red; intense, bright and clean. The first impression on the nose is of great freshness provided by notes of cherries and blackcurrants mixed with notes of black pepper, tobacco, nutmeg, coffee, caramel and vanilla from barrel aging. Pleasant entry. Tasty, with a soft freshness, nice structure, balanced acidity and fine, elegant tannins. Silky finish, with a lovely aftertaste, where liqueur-like notes of blackcurrants intermingle with toasty notes and sweet spices turning this special edition of Vi a Ardanza into a fine, elegant wine. An ideal pairing with roasted and grilled meats, barbecues, poultry and game, Iberian ham and sausages, as well as semi-cured cheeses.