Viña Pomal Selección 500

Viña Pomal Selección 500

D.O.Ca. Rioja
Awards
Pairing
We recommend it with tapas, pasta dishes, young cheese, chicken, char-grilled vegetables and barbecues.
Tasting Note
View
Bright red with purple hues. The blend is appreciable in the spicy floral notes of the Tempranillo.
Nose
Its aromas of dark fruit, violets and liquorice intermingle with the flavour some red fruit of the Grenache.
Mouth
In the mouth, it has a powerful, fleshy entry which immediately gives way to sensations of freshness and balance, leading to an after taste with hints of cocoa, minerals and coffee.
Varietals
Tempranillo
85%
Grenache
15%
Analysis
Alcoholic grade 14%
Sulfits content Yes
Vineyard and processing
Elaboration (vinification)
The grape varieties are vinified separately.
We seek the structure of Tempranillo with a long maceration period which achieves volume and the develops the grape variety’s full potential.
The Grenache is vinified at lower temperatures to empower its freshness, using part of the stems in fermentation to contribute length and balance.
The wines are also barrel-aged separately. The Tempranillo spent 15 months in 225 litres French and American oak barrels. In view of the delicate nature of the Grenache, it is aged in 500 litres French oak hogsheads, which have a lower wood-to-wine ratio, where ageing is a slower process. In addition, the 500 litres hogsheads, which were used to age and transport wine in the past, take us back to the origins of Rioja and Bodegas Bilbaínas, when the wines were aged for long periods in such containers.
Vineyard (viticulture)
The DOCa Rioja is a puzzle of soils, varieties and climates bringing different nuances and complexity to its wines. In creating this wine we have used Tempranillo, native to northern Rioja. In the Rioja Alta sub-region, Tempranillo achieves its full ageing potential thanks to a combination of clay-limestone soils and an Atlantic climate, giving fresh, elegant, subtle wines The Red Grenache from Rioja Baja brings freshness and aromas of red fruit with a flavour some mouth, turning the blend into a classic Rioja.