80% Tempranillo, 20% other - D.O. Rioja
Barón de Chirel wine first appeared in 1986 as the result of experimental production using a selection of grapes from very old vines, between 80 and 110 years’ old, with a very low yield and high quality. This wine is produced on a very limited scale and only in the best vintage years, in which the character of the vineyard, the soil and the variety are expressed as part of a single, harmonious whole. Decanting recommended one hour before opening.
On the nose is very expressive of blackberries, balsalmic, opening up to hints of leather, black pepper, coffee and vanilla. Full bodied, dense but polished tannins.
Drink it with mature cheeses, chickpea tagine with chorizo, rabbit stew, duck confit and braised lentils, venison or pork.
Gold Medal Bacchus 2012
Silver Medal China Wine Challenge 2012
Silver Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
Best European Winery of the Year 2013 by Wine Enthusiast
Baron de Chirel 2008