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1999 Campillo Rioja Reserva

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8309176 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Bidder Amount Total
dezman $30 $30
$30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8309176 1 $30 Jul 10, 2022
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RATINGS

90Vinous / IWC

Redcurrant, cherry and cigar box aromas are sweetened by vanilla and baking spices. Vanilla-accented red fruit flavors display very good depth and energy, with fine-grained tannins slowly building on the finish and adding structure. Suave, sweet, silky and drinking perfectly right now.

90Wine Enthusiast

...smoky number with vibrant aromas of dried fruits mixed with campfire and molasses...integrated and spicy, with cherry, apple-peel and other attractive secondary flavors...no shortage of power and fine tannins...

REGION

Spain, Rioja

Rioja Demoninación de Origine Calificada is Spain’s most important wine region. Located in northern Spain, it comprises 135,000 vineyard acres and was the first official appellation in Spain, earning its official DO status in 1926. In 1991 it became Spain’s first DOCa, Spain’s most prestigious appellation category. The DOCa is divided into three subzones: La Rioja Alavesa in the northeast; La Rioja Alta in the southwest; and La Rioja Baja in the east. About 75 percent of Rioja wines are reds, with Tempranillo the predominant grape. Garnacha (Grenache), Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano, a spicy, high-acidity red grape, are also allowed. White wines are made from Macabeo, Garnacha Blanca and Malvasia. Wines were made in this region well before the Romans arrived, though the Romans then the medieval monks refined vineyard management and wine production. In the 19th century French families migrated to Rioja after phylloxera wiped out their vineyards, and the French helped establish the tradition of wine blends, still part of Rioja winemaking. According to the rules for the appellation, a wine labelled a simple Rioja can spend less than a year in an oak aging barrel. A Criziana is aged for at least two years, one in oak. Rioja Reserva is aged at least three years, with at least one in oak. A Rioja Gran Reserva must be aged at least five years, with two years in oak.