1981                   1970                   1982                          1989                   1985An unforgettable   ...
INITIAL CONSIDERATIONSUnforgettable voyage through sevenSINGULARE vintages of Viña Ardanza,an EMBLEMATIC wineThe ‘official...
CONSTANT EVOLUTION       Harvest that was en enormous boost for1970   the Viña Ardanza trademark       Plantation of most ...
HARVESTOfficially classified as VERY GOOD. 195-day growth cycle with a cold, dampwinter and delayed budding. After a frost...
CONSTANT EVOLUTION       Harvest that was en enormous boost for1970   the Viña Ardanza trademark       Plantation of most ...
HARVESTOfficially classified as EXCELLENT. Thanks to the drought and ideal weather,the fruit developed in optimal conditio...
CONSTANT EVOLUTION       Harvest that was en enormous boost for1970   the Viña Ardanza trademark       Plantation of most ...
HARVESTAbnormal harvest. A weak crop was expected, but the yield wasunprecedented. Wines from high areas and late harvests...
CONSTANT EVOLUTION       Harvest that was en enormous boost for1970   the Viña Ardanza trademark       Plantation of most ...
HARVESTA year officially classified as GOOD can occasionally be magical. This wasone of those occasions. Production was mu...
CONSTANT EVOLUTION       Production in new, modern facilities1996   We began to import American oak to make       our own ...
HARVESTGrowth cycle conditions were perfect, and the fruit was magnificent. Theharvest was affected by irregular weather, ...
CONSTANT EVOLUTION       Production in new, modern facilities1996   We began to import American oak to make our own casks ...
HARVESTThe weather during the growth cycle was ideal, and led to optimal quality.Budding, setting and turning were correct...
CONSTANT EVOLUTION       Production in new, modern facilities1996   We began to import American oak to make our own casks ...
2001RESERVA ESPECIAL
“Only three vintages of  Viña Ardanza have ever deserved the designation     ‘Reserva Especial’:   1964, 1973 and 2001. Ra...
HARVESTLow in quantity but exceptional in quality. The good temperatures favouredthe fruit’s development in excellent cond...
CONSTANT EVOLUTION THE FUTURE
CONSTANT EVOLUTION THE FUTURE
CONSTANT EVOLUTION THE FUTURE
Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial
Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial
Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial
Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial
Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial
Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial
Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial
Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial
Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial
Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial
Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial
Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial
Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial
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Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial

  1. 1. 1981 1970 1982 1989 1985An unforgettable voyage 1989 1996 1996 The privilege 2000 of discovering a unique wine 2001 2001
  2. 2. INITIAL CONSIDERATIONSUnforgettable voyage through sevenSINGULARE vintages of Viña Ardanza,an EMBLEMATIC wineThe ‘official’ qualification does not coincidewith the result obtained in the wineryAll the vintages contain a high percentage ofGARNACHA (20-25%)We monitor the EVOLUTION of each vintage
  3. 3. CONSTANT EVOLUTION Harvest that was en enormous boost for1970 the Viña Ardanza trademark Plantation of most of the La Cuesta estate – Viña Ardanza1982 (Cenicero) vineyard, started a year earlier Like 1970, this vintage of Viña Ardanza was1985 hugely popular among consumers Suppression of white in the production of Viña Ardanza1989 We started to use our own Tempranillo from the La Cuesta estate
  4. 4. HARVESTOfficially classified as VERY GOOD. 195-day growth cycle with a cold, dampwinter and delayed budding. After a frost-free spring, the summer waswarm and humid, with some hailstorms in June. The autumn was warm andthe vines shed their leaves late.COMPOSITIONTempranillo (75%) from Haro, San Vicente, Laguardia and Labastida,Garnacha (20%) from Tudelilla and El Redal in Rioja Baja and the remaining5%: Graciano, Mazuelo and Viura.PRODUCTIONFermentation in oak vats. After a coupage of all the varieties, it wastransferred to American oak casks in December 1971, where it remained for36 months. It was bottled in January 1975.ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.6TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.9VOLATILE ACIDITY: 0.80 1970
  5. 5. CONSTANT EVOLUTION Harvest that was en enormous boost for1970 the Viña Ardanza trademark Plantation of most of the La Cuesta estate – Viña1982 Ardanza (Cenicero) vineyard, started a year earlier Like 1970, this vintage of Viña Ardanza was1985 hugely popular among consumers Suppression of white in the production of Viña Ardanza1989 We started to use our own Tempranillo from the La Cuesta estate
  6. 6. HARVESTOfficially classified as EXCELLENT. Thanks to the drought and ideal weather,the fruit developed in optimal conditions. The harvest was short but of anexcellent quality.COMPOSITIONTempranillo (75%) from Rioja Alta, Garnacha (20%) from Tudelilla in RiojaBaja and the remaining 5%: Graciano, Mazuelo and Viura.PRODUCTIONAlcoholic and malolactic fermentation in wooden vats, where the wineremained for 9 months. It was then transferred to American oak caskswhere it aged for 42 months, being racked by hand on 7 occasions. Thewine was bottled in November 1986.ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.8TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.2VOLATILE ACIDITY: 0.65 1982
  7. 7. CONSTANT EVOLUTION Harvest that was en enormous boost for1970 the Viña Ardanza trademark Plantation of most of the La Cuesta estate – Viña Ardanza1982 (Cenicero) vineyard, started a year earlier Like 1970, this vintage of Viña Ardanza was1985 hugely popular among consumers Suppression of white in the production of Viña Ardanza1989 We started to use our own Tempranillo from the La Cuesta estate
  8. 8. HARVESTAbnormal harvest. A weak crop was expected, but the yield wasunprecedented. Wines from high areas and late harvests are excellent. Theharvest was officially classified as VERY GOOD although, for Rioja Alta, SA, itwas the best since the mythical 1970 vintage.COMPOSITIONTempranillo (75%) from the Viña Ardanza estate, Garnacha (20%) from ourvineyards in Tudelilla (Rioja Baja) and the remaining 5%: Graciano andMazuelo.PRODUCTIONFermentation in stainless steel, followed by nine months in wooden vats.The wine was transferred to American oak casks, where it remained forthree and a half years, being racked by hand on 7 occasions. It was bottledin December 1989.ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.9TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.5VOLATILE ACIDITY: 0.75 1985
  9. 9. CONSTANT EVOLUTION Harvest that was en enormous boost for1970 the Viña Ardanza trademark Plantation of most of the La Cuesta estate – Viña Ardanza1982 (Cenicero) vineyard, started a year earlier Like 1970, this vintage of Viña Ardanza was1985 hugely popular among consumers Suppression of white in the production of Viña Ardanza1989 We started to use our own Tempranillo from the La Cuesta estate
  10. 10. HARVESTA year officially classified as GOOD can occasionally be magical. This wasone of those occasions. Production was much greater than the threeprevious years, with an irregular growth cycle. The Garnacha was a surprise,with an alcohol content of over 16.0.COMPOSITIONCoupage of Tempranillo (70%) from Cenicero and Fuenmayor, Garnacha(25%) from our vineyards in Tudelilla (Rioja Baja) and the remaining 5%:Graciano and Mazuelo from Rodezno.PRODUCTIONAlcoholic fermentation in stainless steel and malolactic fermentation in oakvats. After 9 months, the wine was transferred to American oak casks,where it remained for 42 months, being racked by hand on 7 occasions. Itwas bottled in April 1994.ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.0TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.3VOLATILE ACIDITY: 0.85 1989
  11. 11. CONSTANT EVOLUTION Production in new, modern facilities1996 We began to import American oak to make our own casks Large number of new casks2000 This vintage signalled the end of one period and the start of a new era Plantation of 70 hectares of Garnacha on the La Pedriza estate (Rioja Baja)2001 Ageing began in our own casks “A la carte” wine production
  12. 12. HARVESTGrowth cycle conditions were perfect, and the fruit was magnificent. Theharvest was affected by irregular weather, which slowed down the ripeningprocess and increased crop volume. Alcohol content and acidity greaterthan the previous years. A great harvest, classified as VERY GOOD, whichwas insufficiently appreciated in view of the preceding 1994 and 1995vintages.COMPOSITIONSeventy-five per cent (75%) of the coupage is Tempranillo from the ViñaArdanza estate in Fuenmayor and the remaining 25% is Garnacha fromRioja Baja.PRODUCTIONThe fermentation processes took place in the new facilities, some of thebest on an international scale. After the lees were removed, the wine wastransferred to casks in April 1997. The American oak casks that stored thiswine were racked one by one every 6 months. It was bottled in July 2000.ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.3TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.5VOLATILE ACIDITY: 0.77 1996
  13. 13. CONSTANT EVOLUTION Production in new, modern facilities1996 We began to import American oak to make our own casks Large number of new casks2000 This vintage signalled the end of one period and the start of a new era Plantation of 70 hectares of Garnacha on the La Pedriza estate (Rioja Baja)2001 Ageing began in our own casks “A la carte” wine production
  14. 14. HARVESTThe weather during the growth cycle was ideal, and led to optimal quality.Budding, setting and turning were correct. There was little rainfall inSeptember, so the ripening process where loads were balanced wasacceptable. The grapes were harvested in an excellent condition, with goodsugar concentrations and optimal colour parameters for obtaining first classwines.COMPOSITIONA coupage of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha.PRODUCTIONAlcoholic fermentation was in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentationwas complete after 21 days and, after racking, the wine was transferred tocasks in March 2001. It remained for 36 months in 4-years old American oakcasks and was racked by hand on 6 occasions. It was bottled in March 2004.ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.2TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.2VOLATILE ACIDITY: 0.89 2000
  15. 15. CONSTANT EVOLUTION Production in new, modern facilities1996 We began to import American oak to make our own casks Large number of new casks2000 This vintage signalled the end of one period and the start of a new era Plantation of 70 hectares of Garnacha on the La2001 Pedriza estate (Rioja Baja) Ageing began in our own casks “A la carte” wine production
  16. 16. 2001RESERVA ESPECIAL
  17. 17. “Only three vintages of Viña Ardanza have ever deserved the designation ‘Reserva Especial’: 1964, 1973 and 2001. Rain, sunshine, cold andheat alternated in the bestpossible way to make Viña Ardanza 2001 a unique wine”.
  18. 18. HARVESTLow in quantity but exceptional in quality. The good temperatures favouredthe fruit’s development in excellent conditions. Furthermore, the grainswere small, leading to the production of dark wines with complex aromas,ideal for long ageing processes. The Garnacha from La Rioja Baja alsopresented a good robe, with typical structures and balance, suggesting asingular quality.COMPOSITIONEighty per cent (80%) of the coupage is Tempranillo from the Viña Ardanzaestate in Fuenmayor and the remaining 20% is Garnacha from La Rioja Baja.PRODUCTIONAlcoholic fermentation was over after 14 days in stainless steel tanks.Malolactic fermentation took 21 days. After racking, the wine wastransferred to 3-years old American oak casks in March 2002, where itremained for 36 months. It was racked by hand on 6 occasions and bottledin September 2005.ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.5TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.1VOLATILE ACIDITY: 0.80 2001 RESERVA ESPECIAL
  19. 19. CONSTANT EVOLUTION THE FUTURE
  20. 20. CONSTANT EVOLUTION THE FUTURE
  21. 21. CONSTANT EVOLUTION THE FUTURE

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