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Palacio Del Burgo

Palacio Del Burgo
2017 Reserva, Rioja

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Rioja Reserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Palacio Del Burgo
2017 Reserva, Rioja

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Rioja Reserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.1%
Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cherry, cranberry and dried herbs, figs in english breakfast tea, and strawberry red vines with a satiny, lively, dry medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits accents of cherry, vanilla, mocha, and black tea with chalky, leafy, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A solid Rioja BTG for any evening at home or a great pairing at a steak house.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World
Aroma Aroma: cherry, cranberry and dried herbs, figs in english breakfast tea, and strawberry red vines
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cherry, vanilla, mocha, and black tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid Rioja BTG for any evening at home or a great pairing at a steak house.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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Rioja Reserva

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
A Rioja Riserva is a wine - white or red - from the Rioja region in northern Spain that has been aged for a longer period of time in wood and in the bottle before release.

While a Rioja known as a crianza is aged for two years, a riserva Rioja is matured for at least three years (one of which is on oak), while a Gran Riserva is aged for a minimum of two years in oak and three years in the bottle.

As a Rioja producer determines that his best wines will be given additional aging and thus be labeled as a riserva, these wines offer greater complexity as well as aging potential as compared to a crianza or non-Riserva.


Rioja Riservas can drink well for anywhere from seven to twenty years. These are rich, full-flavored wines, but offer a great deal of elegance. Pair these wines with most red meats, lighter game or aged cheeses.