Fully mature and therefore drinking well now, or cellar for 25-30 years.
This is a wine to cellar!! A legend wine in Rioja from one of the best vintages of the 20th century. A very rare edition not placed in the market and cellared in the original winery until 1996. Bottle recorked and re-labelled to commemorate the centenary of Federico Paternina winery (1896-1996).
Conde de los Andes was the most expensive wine produced in Rioja: 14.000 pesetas in 1982 (about 84 euros), four times more than Tondonia 1970, double than 890 La Rioja Alta or Castillo Ygay, and only a little bit less than Vega Sicilia Único. The wine was so expensive for Spanish people that it was hardly ever on sale in Spain itself.
A limited-edition of 4.450 bottles. Vinified for 12 months in big wooden vats, from the founding time of the winery (1896), without temperature control, and then poured to barrel. Aged in cask for 14 years in cask. Racked 15 times, once every 6 months in the first 7-8 yeats, using the traditional cask-to-cask method.
*** Shipment made with special wine box certified by UPS and DHL.
- Rode wijn
- Producent, wijnnaam
- Conde de los Andes Centenary Edition (bottled in 1996)
- Gran Reserva
- Aantal flessen
- Flessen (0.75 liter)
- Originele verpakking
- Gekocht in de kelders van de wijnmakerij Paternina in 2015. Uitermate goede bewaarcondities