2008 Gran Reserva, Federico Paternina, Rioja, Spain
Founded in 1896, Don Federico Paternina established his winery on a site featuring cellars dug in the 16th century in Ollauri, Rioja Alta. After passing through several hands along its history, in 2014, Marques de la Concordia decided to adopt this historic bodega to its family of wines and are now fully committed to preserving its status as among the most beloved names in Rioja. This striking Rioja is now wonderfully mature, mellow and flavoursome. There is a sweetness of fruit that is perfectly complemented by a generous helping of spice. The decade of maturation since the grapes were picked has seen the tannins soften and right now the wine is at its soft, velvety peak.