Gran Reserva - so plenty of barrel and bottle maturation giving classic flavours of aged Rioja.
The Gran Reserva is made from the highest quality wines, a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano, and aged for two years in American oak barrels followed by three years further maturation in the bottle. Deep, ruby coloured wine, with notes of red fruit including cherry and plum and backed by vanilla spice on the nose. This wine shows the hallmarks of Rioja Alta showing bright fruit flavours that are fine and elegantly assembled.
Grapes: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano
Viña Pomal is the flagship label of Bodegas Bilbaínas’. Established in 1901, Bodegas Bilbaínas is one of the oldest estates and the oldest bottler in Rioja. They have the largest vineyard holding in Rioja Alta and are one of few estates in Rioja to have its own vineyards surrounding the winery.
Viña Pomal has a long history with the UK and is a quality reference point for classic Reserva wines from the Rioja Alta. It celebrated its centenary in 2008 and was reputed to be the favourite Rioja of Winston Churchill. In the 1940s, Viña Pomal was bottled in London at Charing Cross.