Izadi Rioja Reserva 2017
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Body / Style||Big & Bold, Rich & Savoury, Full-Bodied Red|
|Grape Blend||100% Tempranillo|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Extra Info||Toasty, oaked Rioja|
|Food Pairing Guide||Enjoy with grilled meats and stews|
|Terroir||The vineyards are planted in clay-chalk soils.|
Izadi Rioja Reserva is intensely fruity, mingled with those woody, vanilla notes that mark out this style of Rioja. It's full bodied, rich and concentrated with a long, satisfying finish. For people who love the rich, toastiness of oaked red wines, this is up there with the best of them. An absolute belter.
2015 was characterised by abundant rainfall in the winter and a hot summer, which brought the harvesting period forward. August was marked by more moderate temperatures and an excellent vegetative state with a moderate yields - factors which endured until harvesting.
Izadi is based in Villabuena in the Rioja Alavesa, the highest part of Rioja. The hillside winery (whose precipitous slope allows for gravity assisted production) was founded in 1987 by Gonzalo Antón as a modern breakaway from the traditional style of wine produced by other members of his family. As his son Lalo, who now runs the estate, says: "the whole concept of Izadi really started around wanting to produce wine to satisfy the needs of our friends over a meal". Izadi produces modern, international wines that are true to their roots and a natural expression of the area.