Wine Bilbainas, "Vina Pomal" Reserva, Rioja DOC, 2010
Wine has a rich garnet color with cherry red reflections.
The taste of wine is smooth, rounded, fresh and well balanced.
Elegant and intense aroma of wine filled with notes of red berries, hints of licorice nuances of spices, tobacco and vanilla.
The wine is excellent with dishes of rice, vegetables and oily fish, as well as cheeses and duck.
"Vigna little" reserve is made historical winery Bilbainas - the largest in the subregion Rioja Alta and the fourth largest in Rioja. Vineyards companies exist since 1908 and are located exclusively in the tiny municipality of Haro. Geography and climate play a fundamental role in determining the style of wine, and chalky gravel soil of the region is ideal for growing grapes Tempranillo. Name of the variety gave the Spanish planters in translation it means "a little early ripening." This is due to the property of varieties ripen much earlier than other varieties. Tempranillo is known winemakers its thick skin rich in anthocyanins, which serves as the basis for unsurpassed garnet-red wine, sometimes rolling in purple. In addition, different types of anthocyanins destroy harmful bacteria, making red wines do not deteriorate during storage. After collecting the berries are crushed and subjected to maceration. According to the technology of production, followed by further alcohol and malolactic fermentation. Extract of wine made in American oak barrels for 14 months, and then another 2 years - in bottles, and only after that "Vina Pomal" Reserva goes on sale.
The origins of the company Bilbainas its origins back in 1859, when the phylloxera epidemic threatened the vineyards of France. It was then that the company "Savignon Freres ET CIE", to save his job, suffered a grape production in Haro and, unlike other manufacturers who are now grown grapes in Spain, and sold the wine in France, decided to work on the Spanish market. For several years, was built winery in Haro. 40 years later, when the phylloxera epidemic in France was finally defeated, "Savignon Freres" sold their business in Rioja. The new owners of the plant became the owner of the winery Bilbainas, founded in 1901.
In 1997 Bodega Bilbainas was acquired by Codorniu, which resulted in a weighty modernization of production and work on improving the quality of products. Have been updated cellar renovated winery and carried out work in the vineyards. Today "Bilbainas" - is 250 hectares of land located in the municipalities of Haro and Villalba and employed Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuela, Malvasia and Viura. They provide 70% of raw materials for the production of wines, while the remaining 30% are purchased from local producers.