A fine Rioja from one of Spain’s leading estates produced from their “younger” vines – still 15 to 30 years old! – This offers an earlier drinking wine from this famous estate. Silky smooth, medium bodied, very fresh and well textured. The oak is hardly evident, with round, well integrated tannins.
“The blend of this entry-level red from Rioja changes with the year, and the 2016 Sela is 87% Tempranillo, 7% Graciano and 6% Garnacha, reflecting a cooler year. The aim here is to produce a delicate and pleasant wine to have by the glass or with starters. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in oak barrels for 12 months. It’s young and fruit-driven, has good freshness and is easy to drink, with almost unnoticeable tannins. 92 points.” Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, 28th June 2019