Estola Gran Reserva

Estola Gran Reserva

$11/ Glass

Smooth, complex, bold and ready to drink

Notes
  • Berries
  • Herbs
  • Tobacco
  • Black Pepper
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Hand selected from the center of Spain

Earthy vanilla. Ripe blackberries and plums. Toffee and nutmeg. Over a decade old and drinking with complexity and grace.

The Estola brand, the flagship of the winery and the first Reserve wine in La Mancha, was launched with the 1965 harvest. It would soon attract the attention of connoisseurs and other wine personalities. FYI: a Gran Reserva has been aged for at least 5 years, with at least 18 months in oak.

Wine Profile
Tannin Body Acidity
Quick Facts
Alcohol: 13.5%
Pair With: a great accompaniment to roasts (not the Comedy Central variety), red meats, game (not the kind you ‘spit’ at the bar) and mature cheeses.
Producer: Bodegas Ayuso
Type: Tempranillo, Cabernet sauvignon
Year: 2004
THE PERFECT RECIPE: Mediterranean Spice Rub
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Directions

Grilled lamb chops rubbed with typical Mediterranean spices are a beautiful pairing with the matured fruit and oak influence in this particular wine. Match that with a nice vegetable ragout for quite the meal. Honestly, any meat with a nice spice rub of coriander and black pepper would sing with Estola Gran Reserva. You pick the protein, here’s a nice little spice rub to try out on your favorite.

  1. In a small bowl, add salt, coriander, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg and pepper; stir together

  2. Store mixture at room temperature in an airtight container until needed.

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons of salt

  • 2 tablespoons of ground coriander

  • 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon of ground nutmeg

  • 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper

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Vineyard History

”Spanish Trailblazers”

In 1947, Fermín Ayuso Roig founded his own winery in Villarrobledo, an ideal location due to its climate and soil. He began a family tradition in vine growing and wine making that has made Bodegas Ayuso a standard bearer of the highest quality and consistency. In 1961, the winery began commercializing bottled wine after setting up Bordeaux-style oak barrels in its cellars, which would become the first aging facility in the region.

Tasting Guide

This Tempranillo blend is a complex, medium-bodied red with notes of berries, herbs, tobacco and black pepper

”IF ONLY EVERY WINE I DRANK WAS AGED FOR 12 YEARS...”

- day dreams