About the Wine
Bodegas Zuazo Gaston is a family producer with a history stretching back to 1850. Located in the little village of Oyón (Alava), Bodegas Zuazo Gaston is a family winery owned and managed by Prudencio Zuazo Gaston. The Zuazo Gaston family have been grape growers in the Rioja for hundreds of years following the age-old practice of selling off their grapes to the larger, regional cooperative wineries.
In 2001 Prudencio founded his winery with the goal of producing wine from only the best grapes of the estate. He still sells off a sizable portion of the production, but keeps the best for himself. The vineyards include more than 100 acres of calcareous clay soil where Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano grape varieties are cultivated. The vines are an average age of 30 years, and are located about 450 meters above sea level, taking advantage of a good orientation and long, sunny days. Yields are controlled to about 4,000 kilograms/hectare.
If you've traveled in Spain, you have likely seen this brand, as it's one of the best distributed brands among restaurants.
Aging: 6 months in American oak
Tasting Notes: 90% Tempranillo and 10% Mazuelo. Bright red cherry colour with slight purplish nuance around the edge. Intense aroma on the nose, combining fruit notes with elegant aging aromas. The palate is smooth and well balanced, with a long and intense finish.
Color: cherry, violet rim, Aroma: black fruit, ripe fruit, spicy, smoked, dried herbs, Mouth: tasty, balanced, toasty, dry but ripe tannins ~91 Guia Penin
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