Red wine Rioja – Bordón Gran Reserva 2009
Great Bacchus of Gold to Bordón Gran Reserva 2009
BORDÓN Gran Reserva 2009 he has been awarded with the Great Gold Medal in the international Competition Bacchus, after a blind tasting during four days of 1.650 references national and international. A wine that also has a Large Gold Medal to the World of Tempranillo.
Made with Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo from vineyards from the 3 sub-zones of Rioja with different types of soils: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Eastern slopes of the Sierra de la demanda, with north facing.
The selection of the fruit, the processing is based on the de-stemming of the bunches and soft pressing of the grapes to make the alcoholic fermentation and the malolactic fermentation.
The wine is aged in new barrels and second year of white oak (Ohio) medium toast and French oak for 30 months, with a racking every 6 months to facilitate the natural clarification. Subsequently remains in the bottle 36 months for fine tuning
Tasting notes: BODEGAS FRANCO-SPANISH – Bordón Gran Reserva 2009
- Ruby-red in color with reflections teja. Complex in the nose, good intensity, balsamic, spicy, leather, snuff, all this on a nice background of candied fruit. Set very suggestive. In the mouth, elegant, tasty, very aromatic, ripe tannins still present an excellent classics that linger in the aftertaste
Bodegas Franco-Españolas born in 1890 as the union between France and Spain on a peak in la Rioja, when the French came to the region trying to replace their vineyards devastated by the disease of phylloxera. It was the origin of the “fine wines of Rioja”.
All this led to Frederick Anglade Saurat, natural Bordeaux, to found in 1890 Bodegas Franco-Españolas. The first harvest, a year later, gives as a result the wines icon wine cellar: Diamond and Style of Burgundy. This came to be called Rioja Bordón in the years 50, and in 2017 was redesigned as a Staff.
In 1920, fifteen years after the death of Anglade, the French sell their shares and the winery happens to be totally Spanish. The King Alfonso XIII to visit the winery in 1903 and in 1925. Ernest Hemingway will 1956.
The end of the Dry Law in the USA in 1933 and the emergence of the Regulatory Council in 1953 give a boost to exports of Rioja wines. Franco-Spanish has a presence in major european cities, in addition, in Caracas, Buenos Aires, Havana and New York. 1964 it's an excellent harvest, perhaps the best of the century.
In 1984, the entrepreneur Marcos Eguizábal (1919 – 2009) buy Bodegas Franco-Españolas, and in 1990 it is celebrated the first centenary of the Winery. In 2012 it renews the image of the wines Diamante and Rioja Bordon, and in 2013 the warehouse receives the award for ‘The Best of’ Wine Tourism in the category of Innovative Experiences.
In 2015 the winery celebrates its 125 anniversary and in 2016, Borja Eguizábal assumes the direction, giving way to the third generation of the family Eguizábal, as owners of the winery. In 2017 occurs the relaunch of Rioja Bordón, that happens to be a Staff, with a new concept: “Unabashedly classic”.
Its privileged location, on the banks of the river Ebro, has made Bodegas Franco-Españolas witness of the history of Logroño. In the hands of the Family Eguizábal from 1984, is currently immersed in new projects and is a leader in the supply of leisure and culture of The Rioja with their varied proposals for wine tourism.
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