To make their Gran Reserva wines, Riscal use grapes produced by old vines over 80 years old, from estate vineyards and bought in from regular local growers. After blending the wines from the harvest, the wine destined to become a Gran Reserva is transferred into French-oak casks where it will remain for between two and a half and three years, followed by a further three years in the bottle prior to release for sale.
Intense black-cherry color with violet hues. On the nose it expresses its complex, balsamic, aromatic intensity, in perfect balance with the fruit and lightly toasted aromas which recall fine wood. In the mouth it is smooth and full, in harmony with the fruit, with good concentrated tannins, round and with a long, lingering finish.