Gómez de Segura

Family reserve

The highest expression of the Tempranillo variety

Oenology

Ana Gomez de Segura

Viticulture

José Antonio Gómez de Segura

Region

D.O.C*. Rioja, district: Rioja Alavesa

Vineyards

41-year-old vineyards located within the municipality of Laguardia. The soil is very poor calcareous-clay on south-facing slopes.

Wholly-owned vineyards.

Hand-picked Tempranillo variety.

Climate

Mediterranean climate with Atlantic influence which varies extremely between summer and winter.

Annual rainfall: 400 litres.

Wine-making

The grapes are first de-stemmed and then deposited in a stainless-steel tank, where they stay for approximately 10 days until alcoholic fermentation ends. This method produces greater colour extraction and more complex, tannic wines, which are the best for long ageing. It is aged in Bordelaise barrels made of new, medium-toasted French oak, where its malolactic fermentation takes place. After 12 months, it is bottled to complete its ageing.

Tasting notes

Intense cherry red colour with light brick hues, bright and very luminous. Aroma of great intensity and complexity that comes from its excellent ageing. Reminiscences appear of roasted coffee and black berries of excellent intensity. In the mouth, it is balanced with a meaty, mature and wide mid-palate wrapped in aromatic nuances, with a powerful finish and the finesse and elegance of a great wine.

Pairing

This strong personality wine accompanies fillet steak with foie gras, game meats, grilled or stewed lamb with spices, highly-aged fermented or blue cheeses

Serving temperature

16 – 18 ºC

Awards

2014

Challenge International Du Vin Bronze Medal

2012

Challenge International Du Vin Gold Medal

2011

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Silver Medal

2009

Selected as Institutional Wine of the Association of Rioja Alavesa Wineries

2008

Challenge International Du Vin Silver Medal

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Gold Medal

2007

Challenge International Du Vin Bronze Medal

Rioja Alavesa Harvest Festival Silver Medal

2006

Highly Recommended Wine by Decanter magazine

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Gold Medal

International Wine Challenge Gold Medal

Challenge International Du Vin Gold Medal

2004

Brussels International Competition Gold Medal