Carlos Serres Riojas

In 1896, Carlos Serres established one of the first wineries in Haro, the heart of Rioja Alta. Today, the Bodega remains family-owned and operated and is one of only a few centenarian producers in Rioja (100+ years old). The estate is just southeast of Haro and spreads out over nearly 150 acres of premium Rioja Alta vineyards with vines average 20+ years old.

The Rioja Reserva 2010 is 100% Estate Grown. The Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo grapes for this wine come from a selection of the different parcels of the Finca El Estanque vineyard, a 60-hectare vineyard owned by the winery, in the best areas of Haro. The vines are 35 years old on average. It was then aged 24 months in a combination of American and French oak barrels, then a further 12 months ageing in bottle.

The Carlos Serres Rioja Old Vines 2014 is 100% Tempranillo. Grapes for this wine were selected by the winemaker from their growers’ best sources of old vines, ones that are 50+ years old and in some of the best terroirs around Haro. The winery jointly manages the viticulture in these vineyards throughout the year to ensure maximum quality of fruit for these wines. The grapes were handpicked in October.

The Carlos Serres Rioja 2012 is 85% Tempranillo and 15% Garnacha. Grapes for this wine were sourced from a select group of growers around Haro. The vineyards are on average 10-20 years old. The winery jointly manages the viticulture in these vineyards throughout the year to ensure maximum quality of fruit for these wines. The grapes were handpicked in October. It was then aged 14 months in a combination of American and French oak barrels, then a minimum of 6 months ageing in bottle.

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